Most car owners are unaware of the importance of the air-fuel mixture to the performance they enjoy. Without a fully regulated fuel and air system, your car will not be able to perform as it should. There are several different components in your vehicle that are designed to keep this mix consistent. The MAP sensor is among the vital and most used components in a car when it comes to the air and fuel system. This sensor helps collect information about the amount of air entering the engine and its temperature. When running your car, this sensor will help you tremendously.
Once the MAP sensor gets the information about the air and its temperature, it will alert the engine computer if there needs to be any change in the amount of fuel required. Each of your car’s sensors is supposed to last as long as the car, but this is not always the case. If your MAP sensor is not working properly, it will be difficult to keep your car running in optimal condition. When signs of trouble start to surface, you’ll need to take the time to make sure you make the proper repairs. The time spent making these repairs will be worth it because of the functionality they can restore.
Due to the location of the MAP sensor, it will generally not be checked frequently. This means that you will not have any pre-treatment with this part until it needs to be replaced. Allowing a professional to diagnose and fix the problems you are having with your MAP sensor is the best course of action.
Here are some of the signs you’ll notice when it’s time to get a new MAP sensor:
- Engine is idling roughly
- There is a noticeable lag when trying to accelerate.
- The check engine light is on
- The vehicle cannot pass an emissions test.
Quickly repairing a damaged MAP sensor can reduce the number of problems you have with your vehicle.