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Where is the IAT sensor located?
The intake air temperature sensor (IAT) is located in the air pipe at the back of the main entrance.
Can you clean IAT sensor?
The air temperature sensor is a solid state component. If the sensor is dirty, you can clean it to make it work again. Use an electronic cleaner to clean the sensor after removing it from the intake manifolds.
Can I drive without an IAT sensor?
Though your engine will run “okay” it will not run as well as it should, without the IAT Sensor. The ECU simply cannot process all needed information properly. This is a $25 – $50 part.
How do I test the intake air temperature sensor (IAT)?
Testing the intake air temperature (IAT) sensor, which is located inside the mass air flow (MAF) sensor, can easily be done with a scan tool and/or a multimeter.
What is the purpose of the IAT sensor?
With the IAT sensor, it get’s to know the temperature of that incoming air and then is able to better calculate how dense that air is. Calculating the flow rate and density of the air that the engine is breathing at any given time helps the PCM maximize everything from fuel consumption to performance.
What is the IAT sensor malfunction diagnostic trouble code (DTC)?
The second will be an IAT sensor malfunction diagnostic trouble code (DTC) stored in the PCM memory. Here are some of the specific symptoms you’ll see/have: P0112: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor Circuit Low Voltage. This means that the IAT sensor is reporting a temperature of 300 °F (149 °C).
What does the p0113 code on the IAT sensor mean?
This means that the IAT sensor is reporting a temperature of 300 °F (149 °C). P0113: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor Circuit High Voltage. This means that the IAT sensor is reporting a temperature of -38 °F (-39 °C). Bad gas mileage. Black smoke coming out of the tailpipe. Won’t pass the emissions test.