Engine-Codes - Scion - P0103 2007 SCION XB

P0103 2007 SCION XB - Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit High Input

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3  What is this?
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P0103 2007 SCION XB Possible Causes

  • Faulty mass air flow sensor
  • Intake air leaks
  • Dirty mass air flow sensor
  • Dirty mass air filter
  • Mass air flow sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Mass air flow sensor circuit poor electrical connection

How is the P0103 2007 SCION XB code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

Tech Notes

Before replacing the mass air flow sensor, try replacing the air filter and cleaning the air flow sensor with low compress air or mass air flow sensor cleaner. Reset code and drive vehicle. If the code comes back, it may be necessary to replaced the mass air flow sensor.

What is the cost to diagnose the P0103 2007 SCION XB code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0103 2007 SCION XB code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

When is the code detected?

An excessively high voltage from the sensor is sent to Engine Control Module (ECM).

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Engine stall
  • Engine running rough
  • Excessive fuel consumption
  • Excessive smoke

P0103 2007 SCION XB Meaning

The Mass Air Flow (MAF) meter is a sensor that measures the amount of air flowing through the valve.
The ECM uses this information to determine the fuel injection time and to provied appropriate air-fuel
Inside the MAF meter, there is a heated platinum wire which is exposed to the flow of intake air.
By applying a specific electrical current to the wire, the ECM heats it to a given temperature. The flow of
incoming air cools both the wire and an internal thermistor, affecting their resistance. To maintain a
constant current value, the ECM varies the voltage applied to these components in the MAF meter. The
voltage level is proportional to the airflow through the sensor, and the ECM uses it to calculate the intake
air volume.
The circuit is constructed so that the platinum hot wire and the temperature sensor provide a bridge
circuit, and the power transistor is controlled so that the potentials of A and B remain equal to maintain the
predetermined temperature.

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