Q: where is the intake sensor on my car?

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my car wont start in cold air

My car has 190000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. There is no "intake sensor" on the vehicle. There is an airflow meter (MAF), throttle position, and possibly a map sensor. Having a cold start concern may involve one or more of these sensors, however there are other possibilities that may need to be investigated. Many times, the idle air control valve may be sticking or faulty and produce a hard start condition. Vacuum leaks, failed sensors as those mentioned, faulty wire harness, etc.... Perform a visual inspection of some of the components, especially the throttle plate and idle air control valve. Try cleaning the throttle plate and idle air control valve and recheck operation. I suggest having a qualified technician perform an inspection to avoid replacing unnecessary parts. Your Mechanic has several available technicians that can assist you with a car is hard to start inspection.

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