1992 Ford Explorer map sensor

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1992 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

what are the problems cause by a map sensor failing
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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 AT 6:42 AM

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Hi there.

MAP SENSOR DRIVABILITY SYMPTOMS

Anything that interferes with the MAP sensor's ability to monitor the pressure differential may upset the fuel mixture and ignition timing. This includes a problem with the MAP sensor itself, grounds or opens in the sensor wiring circuit, and/or vacuum leaks in the intake manifold (airflow sensor systems) or hose that connects the sensor to the engine.

Typical drivability symptoms that may be MAP related include:

* Surging.

* Rough idle.

* A rich fuel condition, which may cause spark plug fouling.

* Detonation due to too much spark advance and a lean fuel ratio.

* Loss of power and/or fuel economy due to retarded timing and an excessively rich fuel ratio.

A vacuum leak will reduce intake vacuum and cause the MAP sensor to indicate a higher than normal load on the engine. The computer will try to compensate by richening the fuel mixture and retarding timing -- which hurts fuel economy, performance and emissions.

Mark (mhpautos)
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