CamaroGirl, a scan tool would be very beneficial since you can see the MAF readings as you check out the system. Without that, you probably want to verify that the connector is clean. Visually inspect the MAF element to make sure that it is not dirty or has debris on it. Be careful at this step and don't break it. Many parts stores sell a MAF cleaner. To do the checks stated by previous members, you need a multimeter which you can pick up at Radio Shack. With the car turned on, but not running, unplug the MAF. Verify 12 volts across the two pins in your chiltons manual that supply voltage to the MAF. If this is good, reconnect the sensor. To measure the MAF output, you will need to pierce the signal wire (not power) to the MAF sensor. Use the sharp point of the multimeter probe to pierce the insulation. Connect the positive lead to the sensor output, and the negative lead to battery ground. Start the car and observe the voltage on your multimeter. Vary the throttle, thus varying the airflow and verify the voltage changes. Hope this helps.