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Powertrain Management > Computers and Control Systems > Sensors and Switches - Computers and Control Systems > Intake Air Temperature Sensor > Component Information > Description and Operation > Intake Air Temperature Sensor - Description > Page 4147

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Intake Air Temperature Sensor: Description and Operation
Intake Air Temperature Sensor - Operation

OPERATION

The IAT sensor provides an input voltage to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) indicating the density of the air entering the intake manifold based
upon inlet air temperature. At key-on, a 5-volt power circuit is supplied to the sensor from the PCM. The sensor is grounded at the PCM through a
low-noise, sensor-return circuit.

The PCM uses this input to calculate the following:

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Injector pulse-width

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Adjustment of spark timing (to help prevent spark knock with high intake manifold air-charge temperatures)

The resistance values of the IAT sensor is the same as for the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor.

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