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Time for a new Sensor.
 
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Originally Posted by JPR Ram View Post
Starting fluid (ether) will also work excellent.
the "old" starting fluid should be ok... the newer stuff leaves a residue... like you said ether... but good luck finding it, most places just sell "starting fluid" which is a whole different breed
 
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can it operate fine without one?!
 
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Originally Posted by Whitmore View Post
The IAT sensor measures the temperature of the intake manifold. The ECM uses this sensor reading to set injection timing and adjust the air-fuel ratio. If the fuel mileage and power output of you engine seem low, some owners have found improvement in EGT, fuel economy, and power after cleaning carbon from the IAT sensor in at the rear of the intake manifold.
as whitmore had said; the IAT is crucial to engine operation... it may run with out one, but it will throw codes and most likely run like a dog since it has to run on a base programming... the computer has to guess about everything it does, and therefore can never make the proper adjustments. so to answer your questiong, yes it will run with out one, and it'll run like crap to... is it advised? not at all... suck it up buy a new one, you'll probably pay for the sensor just in fuel savings and satisfaction.
 
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Is cleaning the soot off of this sensor sufficient or should it just be replaced at some point?
 
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Cleaning it works fine.
 
 
 
 
 
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