Mechanics

MAF AND IAT SENSORS

2003 Mazda MPV

Electrical problem
2003 Mazda MPV 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

what are maf and iat sensors? What do these sensors control? How would I ask for them at the store
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Gabriel sustaita
October 26, 2009.



A mass air flow sensor is used to find out the mass of air entering a fuel-injected engine. The air mass information is necessary for the engine control unit (ECU) to balance and deliver the correct fuel mass to the engine. Air changes its density as it expands and contracts with temperature and pressure. In automotive applications, air density varies with the ambient temperature and altitude, and this is an ideal application for a mass sensor.

Intake Air Temperature sensor (IAT)
The intake air temperature sensor is mounted to the air duct housing. The sensor detects intake air temperature and transmits a signal to the ECM. The temperature-sensing unit uses a thermistor that is sensitive to the change in temperature. Electrical resistance of the thermistor decreases in response to the temperature rise.

Both are use for fuel demand

Rasmataz
Oct 27, 2009.