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I think you need to give more information about the application to attract answers. For example, define "dissipate": do you mean to scrub off enough thermal energy to bring temps to within 2 degrees of ambient? 20? 200? Is the goal to use this intermittently or for constant use? Big difference in BTU's there. And is your goal to bring the shaft to 0 rpm ...
On a modern car, there's no real work to be done after physically replacing the part. You can disconnect the negative battery for 10-15 mins to reset the computer and have it relearn its mappings, but that's not strictly necessary.
I think you misunderstand the purpose of the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor (and whoever wrote what you read doesn't understand, as well). The purpose of the MAF is to read the amount of incoming air. As the incoming air flows over the heated sensor, it cools the sensor which regulates the amount of electricity which can flow through it. It is in no way ...
I believe you already found the culprit. If you can 'jiggle' wires in the harness and cause any change in how the engine is running this is NOT normal. Unfortunately this is one issue that has to be diagnosed in-person as there are too many variables when it comes to wiring. Start by checking ground wiring first. This is easiest to do because you can ...
The vehicles engine map will be the differance. If you are using a throttle body spec for a differant set up then it is bound to be wrong. The TPS may also vary on model to model.
Are there any other electrical problems? When you restart the car the problem can still be there, but it resets. If there are other electrical problems, these could be the culprit simply affect the sensor.
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