How to Replace an Intake Air Temperature Sensor
The intake air temperature sensor is used by powertrain control module to determine the temperature of air entering the engine. A bad temperature sensor can cause all kinds of drivability problems, including rough idle, surging, stalling, and poor fuel economy.
How to replace intake air temperature sensor?
- New intake air temperature sensor
- Protective gloves
- Safety glasses
Step 1 Locate the sensor
The intake air temperature sensor is usually located in the air intake boot, or in the air cleaner housing or intake manifold.
Step 2 Disconnect the negative battery cable
Disconnect the negative battery cable, set it aside.
Step 3 Remove the sensor’s electrical connector
Step 4 Remove the sensor
Some sensors simply pull straight out, others mignt need be unscrewed using a wrench.
Step 5 Install the new sensor by pushing it straight in or screwing it in, depending on the design
Step 6 Reconnect the electrical connector
Step 7 Reinstall the negative battery cable
Yourmechanic.com. (2018). How to Replace an Intake Air Temperature Sensor | YourMechanic Advice. [online] Available at: https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-replace-an-intake-air-temperature-sensor-by-mia-bevacqua [Accessed 22 May 2018].