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vag-com 16486 mass air flow sensor p102-35-10 signal low intermitent
twice my car lost all power when I hit accelerator pedal....as soon as I lifted it was ok came and went a couple times and then seemed fine. Drove ok then it did it again today for a small period. Is it best just to replace the sensor or is cleaning it ok......and what sensor any other besides Bosch ok?....TY for any input. Other then that the car runs awesome!
 

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16486/P0102/000258 - Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF/G70): Signal too Low

16486/P0102/000258 - Ross-Tech Wiki

If you are going to replace the sensor; go with genuine oem Bosch. You can look up the correct part number here:

https://www.boschautoparts.com/en/auto

I would be looking at the plug and wiring; make sure the plug isn't cracked and the locking tab is working, the plug is locked/secured, like it should.

As for VCDS; you could look at live data and see if the MAF readings, are normal @ WOT:

https://www.google.com/search?q=vcd...rome..69i57.5199j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
 

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16486/P0102/000258 - Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF/G70): Signal too Low

16486/P0102/000258 - Ross-Tech Wiki

If you are going to replace the sensor; go with genuine oem Bosch. You can look up the correct part number here:

https://www.boschautoparts.com/en/auto

I would be looking at the plug and wiring; make sure the plug isn't cracked and the locking tab is working, the plug is locked/secured, like it should.

As for VCDS; you could look at live data and see if the MAF readings, are normal @ WOT:

https://www.google.com/search?q=vcd...rome..69i57.5199j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Thanks Billy.....could that cause it to just suddenly lose power? When I left off the gas it got power back but when I gave it gas again power would come and go.....it eventually worked itself out and ran fine. Thanks for your input.
 

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I can say there is some programming problem on the 1.8t where if you are making a lot of on and off throttle movements, then jump back on the throttle, there is NO response. You have to lift the throttle and then wait a second or two before you get a response again.

I have had MANY cases in my 1.8t where I was hoping into traffic and there is NO throttle response. It ONLY happens in a case when I may be coasting down to a Stop or Yield sign then jump on the throttle to quickly pull out, usually in front of traffic, that you then have the pit in your stomach feeling because there is NO throttle response. I think the car has had this problem since new. But ONLY happens under very specific conditions.

I do not and never had a MAF problem or codes.

All this being said your MAF code/problem may be a contributor to your problem.
 
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