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MAP (Manifold Absolute Pressure) sensor

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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor (MAP Sensor)
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How Long Does a Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor (MAP Sensor) Last?
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How to Replace a Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensor
Signs of a faulty manifold absolute pressure sensor include excessive fuel use and lack of power with your car. You may also fail an emissions test.

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No power to the MAP sensor and getting a code P0107.
Hi there. Trace the wires to the bulk wiring harness and check continuity from the wire to the end of the plug. If there is resistance, then disconnect the battery and remove the wiring harness from the computer and check...
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While driving my engine stutters and tries to cut out at 4000 rpm.
Hi there. The engine is cutting out for a high back pressure build up in the exhaust system. The catalytic converter or muffler could be plugged up causing the engine to create too much back pressure and when the engine...
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Rough idle and RPM fluctuation
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine load and generates a signal that is proportional to the amount of vacuum in the intake manifold. The engine computer then uses...
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Automatic car stalls when put in gear
The internal transmission seals are leaking pressure to reverse and forward gears at the same time and lock up transmission then stalls the engine. You will need to have a pressure test on the transmission to see if the leak...
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Low idle when stopped unless the a/c is on or i shift into neutral
Due to the change in load put on the motor when shifting into gear vs neutral and the change in load when the a/c is on vs not on, this may suggest you have a bad MAP sensor. Both of...
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it idles fines in park, but cuts out in gear.
It sounds like you may have a faulty MAP sensor. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine load and generates a signal that is proportional to the amount of vacuum in the intake manifold. The engine computer then uses...
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The car stalls occasionally as if the fuel is not been pumped
It sounds like you may have a fuel supply issue that corresponds to the load put on the motor when you turn the A/C on. This may be related to a faulty MAP sensor. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor...
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My car keeps cutting off when I put it in reverse and sometimes when it idles.
Hi There, Based upon what you are describing and how the car responds to load, it sounds like you may have a faulty MAP sensor. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine load and generates a signal that is...
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Where do I find the map sensor on my 2006 Cadillac SRX.
Hello, thank you for writing in. On your particular vehicle, the MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor is located on the firewall. This is why they refer to it as a "firewall mounted MAP sensor". The firewall is the wall between...
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My car lacks power and shakes and stalls.
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine load and generates a signal that is proportional to the amount of vacuum in the intake manifold. The engine computer then uses...
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Bucking
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine load and generates a signal that is proportional to the amount of vacuum in the intake manifold. The engine computer then uses...
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Low idle stalling out
This suggests that the low idle problem may be related to a faulty MAP sensor since the symptoms you describe point to the low idle issue when the engine is under a load when applying the brakes at idle. The...
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Vehicle starts sometimes, but dies and won't restart.
To clarify, the year (1978) of the Chevy Suburban in question you are asking about refers to some EFI terms that a vehicle of this year would not have otherwise come with from the factory. The answer below assumes this...
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Car starts and run suddenly it shuts off. It turns back runs and shuts off again
Depending on what speed the stalling tends to occur, this may be a couple of different possibilities. If this happens at lower speeds or idle, this may be a dirty or faulty idle air control valve. I this happens at...
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Where is MAP sensor located? 2002 Isuzu Turbo diesel Rodeo
Hello - the MAP sensor is located on the intake manifold, near the back. It has a flat, 3-wire electrical connector. For assistance, I recommend a MAP sensor replacement service by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic,...
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Car will only go if you slowly press the pedal for a slow take off 1986 Oldsmobile Delta 88
Hi there - most likely, your hesitation is caused by either the manifold air pressure sensor or the throttle position sensor failing. Whichever is malfunctioning is not sending a signal to the engine computer to indicate the accelerator pedal is...
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Testing the frequency of my MAP Sensor, it appears to adjust to pressure, but is not in range.
If you are getting a reading of 89HZ out of the MAP sensor with the key on then this is an indication that you are above 15,000 feet in elevation. This would cause the computer to run your vehicle with...
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How many map sensors are in my 2011 Sonata 2.0t?
Hello. There is only one MAP sensor on your vehicle. If you replaced it and the code has not gone away, or you are still experiencing the same symptoms, there is likely something else going on with the circuit. Make...
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Chrysler Sebring keeps setting codes even after replacing several parts
It sounds like you may have fixed the catalytic converter problem, but still have more issues. The codes you have now are as follows: P0101 MAF Circuit Range/Performance, P0202 Cylinder #2 Injector Circuit Malfunction and MAP Sensor Input High. These...
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Where is the map sensor on a 2001 Montero Sport
Hello - the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor is located on top of the intake manifold, in the middle. This will be between the valve cover and the firewall that separates the engine compartment from the passenger compartment. It's a...

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