What MAF sensor?

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What MAF sensor?

I was reading the Chilton's manual for my 92' Ford Ranger XLT with 2.9 V6. There is a procedure for installing Mass Air Flow Sensor. The photo places the MAF sensor at the exit end of the air cleaner housing. I looked all over the engine compartment, and I could not find this part anywhere. Am I correct in assuming that my model year truck doesn't have a mass air flow sensor?
 
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i think this truck has a map sensor and not a maf sensor.
 
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Pretty sure your truck doesn't use the MAF sensor. It looks like the German
built engines did.


Here is an interesting site with 2.9 liter info.
 
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Thanks very much for replying. After much research, I finally did confirm that my make/model does not use a MAF sensor. I couldn't even find a MAP sensor. But does anyone know what this little device attached to the inside of the air cleaner housing is? Name:  002.jpg
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That looks like a vacuum motor. Is it connected to a door in the air cleaner ?
 
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It's not connected to anything inside the housing. It's exactly the way you see it in the photo. On the outside of the housing it has two narrow gauge rubber hoses trailing from it. I've been wondering what this thing is since my Dad gave me the truck in 1996. I finally got around to asking.
 
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[ATTACH=CONFIG]15446[/ATTACH]
BI-METAL TEMPERATURE SENSOR
This sensor is mounted on the base or within the air cleaner assembly and is responsive to the temperature of incoming air. The bi-metal sensor routes vacuum to the vacuum motor until the incoming air reaches a pre-calibrated temperature. Color codes painted on the sensor helps to identify temperature setting, bleed setting, and vacuum output.
 
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also has a map sensor.
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Very Cool. Thanks AutoJoe
 
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your welcome.is there any reason why you were looking at load sensor....maf/map?any driveability concerns?
 
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