Introducing myself and asking a question.
I'm Steven and I've been lurking here on your forum for awhile now, learning all I can about my 2006 Solstice which I bought about two years ago with 64,784 miles on it. Since buying I have treated it to a new paint job straight away, new tires, regular oil changes, the airbag recall, and never driving it when there is any chance of road salt. The other day I decided that it was time to change the air filter. I figured the dealer most likely changed that as a matter of course during the inspection before I took possession, I was right the filter was clean. But as I had already purchased the new one I swapped it out. No problem. That was last night. Driving to work this morning all was good. On the drive home I noticed the check engine light was illuminated. While driving I pondered the problem and decided that I had probably upset the connection to the MAF. I checked this when I got home. But all looked good. Off to Advanced Auto to let them read the code and tell me what was up. Sure enough P0102 the MAF was having a moment. So I purchased a new one and installed. Still had the check engine light on. So I checked around on the internet and learned the code needed to be cleared. The suggested remedy I first found on this forum was drive it around. Well that didn't work, so back to Advanced to see check engine light was caused by the same code, it was, or a new one. So the counterman allowed me to clear the code with his OBDII reader. Problem solved or so I thought. I purchased the same OBDII the counterman had just in case. Anyway, I checked for leaks in the system and cracked hoses and everything seems fine. I cleared the error code again and went for a ten minute drive. Got home, shut the car off, waited a minute and restarted. Check engine light came on OBDII says it is P0102. I have done my due diligence and searched the forum for this error code. Two threads looked promising. One was merely the original posters question with no answer about the code. The other outlined the logic that causes the ECM to throw this error code, while it was interesting to read I have no method of checking the inputs to the ECM to see all is well. So before I admit defeat and drop the Solstice at my local Chevy dealer, who I have faith in, any suggestions as to the cause and cure for my dilemma? As the error occurred after changing the air filter which was rather clean I will try the obvious and swap it back as I still have it to make sure that the new filter is not overly restrictive. I have also checked that nothing foreign has blocked the air intakes.
All help/suggestions gratefully appreciated.