What happens when intake air temperature sensor goes bad?

A malfunctioning IAT sensor may cause your vehicle to take longer to start on cold mornings. The faulty IAT sensor tells the car’s computer that the air in the intake is a different temperature than it actually is and may cause the vehicle to not deliver the proper fuel mixture to the engine.

Can you clean intake air temperature 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.

What does the outside ambient air temperature sensor do?

It is the job of the ambient temperature sensor to measure the external temperature of the vehicle as a reference point for the computer to make calculations. The computer will continuously monitor the signal from the ambient temperature sensor and make automatic adjustments as needed to maintain cabin temperature.

Where is the ambient air sensor on a Freightliner 2250?

Well, it mentions an Ambient air PRESSURE sensor (Barometric air pressure) which is located near the IMAP sensor on the engine harness, on this 2250 anyway, but does not measure temperature. 2nd try was at a Freightliner in Texas which could only find one sensor out front behind the bumper.

Where is the ambient temp sensor on my truck?

Thanks for any suggestions. there are few ambient air sensors in the truck. behind of bumper passenger side, in MCM, in ACM and one on frame (behind of drive axles, plastic sensor ziptie-d to air lines)..my truck is 2012 my. 2014 my had a sensor in mirror . Oldironfan Thanks this.

Where is the temperature sensor on a Freightliner DD15?

It’s not in the driver’s mirror and the one behind the bumper is the outside temperature. Truck is 2011 Freightliner Cascadia DD15 Mechanic’s Assistant: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Heavy Truck Mechanic I’m going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts.

What should the temp be on a Freightliner?

Temp would still read up in the 160* range and would work its way up to 200*, which would then set a fault in the ECM. Checked again with a different Freightliner in Grand Junction, CO, and they had to do a little bit of some digging to find the correct one.