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Why does my factory air cleaner only have a 2 wire plug instead of 6 wire plug?

The retaining tabs on my 2005 factory air cleaner housing are broke so i have to replace it. My original air cleaner has a 2 wire plug for the sensor with the 6 wire just hanging next to it on a factory plastic stud to keep it there rather than loose. All of the used air cleaner housings i found are all just the flat 6 plug ones. Can i just plug the flat one in to the new housing and let the 2 wire plug hang free or do i have to find a housing just like mine to work correctly with my truck?
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Should be able to. Thats the MAF sensor. If it doenst work it will let you know.

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The top unit shows the IAT sensor. (Intake Air Temp). The bottom unit shows a MAF sensor. (Mass Air Flow)

Some 2005 trucks did not use a MAF Sensor. I have one of those. If you want to use a housing like the bottom one, drill a hole for the IAT sensor and move it from the to unit to the bottom unit. Plug the IAT sensor in but do not plug the MAF sensor in.
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Interesting...guess the PCM just will not recognize the MAF if it was originally an IAT.


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The top unit shows the IAT sensor. (Intake Air Temp). The bottom unit shows a MAF sensor. (Mass Air Flow)

Some 2005 trucks did not use a MAF Sensor. I have one of those. If you want to use a housing like the bottom one, drill a hole for the IAT sensor and move it from the to unit to the bottom unit. Plug the IAT sensor in but do not plug the MAF sensor in.
I was wondering why the 05 at our fire hall didnt have a MAF Sensor.... Good to know.

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I was wondering why the 05 at our fire hall didnt have a MAF Sensor.... Good to know.
My truck was like this too, I thought these were MAF trucks but I was scratching my head when I had it apart to do the turbo.
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The Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor was removed from F-Series vehicles with Federal calibrations beginning in November 2004 (several months into the 2005 model year production) and added back in for the 2006 model years.

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The Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor was removed from F-Series vehicles with Federal calibrations beginning in November 2004 (several months into the 2005 model year production) and added back in for the 2006 model years.
do you know why they removed it or why they added back in. My thinking what they added it back in when they decided to move to a inferred release and the lack of a MAF didn't help the inferred programing any. I don't know though but I always wondered why.

On a side note my 05 was built Oct 04 and has a MAF.

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The Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor was removed from F-Series vehicles with Federal calibrations beginning in November 2004 (several months into the 2005 model year production) and added back in for the 2006 model years.
do you know why they removed it or why they added back in. My thinking was that they added it back in when they decided to move to a inferred release and the lack of a MAF didn't help the inferred programing any. I don't know though but I always wondered why.

On a side note my 05 was built Oct 04 and has a MAF.

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I believe what you described is true - don't know for sure though.

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