If you have been noticing that your VW Sharan or similar turbo diesel suddenly loses power and does not respond the way it should, then there might be something wrong with the air mass meter. This is a part that does not last forever, and is easy to change. This could be an intermittent problem as the air mass meter is on its way out, or your Vdub could completely lose power with excessive fuel consumption, which means that the part must be replaced. Here is how:
Firstly you will only need an 8mm allen key and a pair of pliers, nothing fancy, and about 15 to 30 minutes.
The air mass meter is found on the left side of the VW Sharan’s engine. It is connected to the airbox with 2 8mm allen bolts and on the other end it is clamped onto a pipe.
Find the rest of the steps for how to change the air mass meter in our next article.