1994 Mustang GT Problems. Possibly Mass Airflow Sensor?
Alright, here's my back story. My mustang has had problems with the MAF before, but I just cleaned it and it's been good for like a year now. However I've recently just traveled cross country and it started to show signs that it was having the same problems again. I've been busy though and never got around to taking care of it. I'm not sure if this could have caused any problems but about a week ago I managed to run myself out of gas (stupid I know) so I went and filled up my gas can and got some gas in my car without any problems. However, the next time I filled up my car it had a hard time starting and kept stalling after I took it out of park. Finally it seemed to be running normal and I decided to continue on my 9 hour trip cause my wife was in town and nothing was going to ruin our vacation! So a couple hours down the freeway my engine kinda just starts hiccuping almost as if someone tap on the brakes really fast and then after that the RPMs starting revving really high but I wasn't accelerating almost as if the car had been thrown in neutral. My car is an automatic and I had the cruise control set so I know it wasn't me so I quickly pulled into a Firestone and they kept saying that it sounded like transmission problems but finally one guy mentioned the Mass Airflow Sensor and it finally clicked in my head that I've had problems with that before. So I cleaned it and made it to and from my vacation with my wife just fine. However, the next weekend I filled up again, and my car almost stalled only once so I thought it was ok, but after driving for awhile on the freeway again it started to have the same problems so I pulled over and cleaned it again and it ran fine the rest of the trip except on the way back. When I filled up once again it would stall every time I took it out of park and I had to keep the engine revved just to go. Then a little later it had the same hiccuping problems, so I cleaned it again and made it home. Finally the latest incident was at like 3 in the morning when I dropped my wife off at the airport. It's only an hour and a half trip and I made it there just fine, but then I filled up on gas and on the way back it had major problems. Normally every time the engine revved really high while I was on the freeway if I just let off the gas it return to normal and I'd be able to drive just fine afterwards, but this time it wouldn't go back to normal and wouldn't accelerate or anything and the Check Engine Light popped up. So I pulled off the the side of the road and cleaned my MAF by flashlight and it ran fine for like half an hour until it did it again. I HAD to get to work that morning so I did the same thing, and it ran for about another half hour till it did the same thing again. So I cleaned it again and finally made it home and now that car is just going to sit in the parking lot until someone can give me a good answer on what is wrong and how much it'll probably end up costing me. I'm already broke from flying my wife down to visit and going on 2 separate vacations. I just might have to sell my mustang if it's something serious, and I really don't want to, I love that car. So can someone please help me? So sorry for the long story, I just wanted to include every detail haha.