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Sleepwalkr
04-23-2012, 10:37 PM
My car hasn't started for a while now. I had a buddy of mine come over a few days ago and he noticed this. Its a plug that is about 3-4 inches from the MAF sensor plug...going towards the motor, from the air box. My friend didn't know what it was for either. Anyway, the wiring coming from the plug had broken off. We tried to splice in what was left of the wires, but there wasn't enough. Anyway, anyone know what this plug is? I'm guessing its something to do with the air intake since its right next to the MAF sensor, but I could be way wrong. Maybe some kind of air/fuel mix sensor? Anything at all to do with my car not starting? Its the plug circled in light blue.

Thanks in advance.

chris_gt_74
04-23-2012, 10:43 PM
It looks like the iat (intake air temperature) sensor.

HOYS
04-23-2012, 10:59 PM
IAT. Make sure you fix it or the car might go into limp mode.

sleepyalero
04-23-2012, 11:33 PM
yeah its the iat for sure... as everyone else said... with that unplugged... the car will shift into gear very hard.

Sleepwalkr
04-24-2012, 10:05 PM
Cool...thanks guys. I appreciate it.

So I'm guessing no on the "won't let my car start" issue though huh?

chris_gt_74
04-24-2012, 11:06 PM
Cool...thanks guys. I appreciate it.

So I'm guessing no on the "won't let my car start" issue though huh?

Not likely. It will make the car act funny but not cause it to not start.

jd99gagt
05-07-2012, 09:06 PM
Odd how someone would leave that unplugged.

Sleepwalkr
05-07-2012, 11:40 PM
Actually, the wiring broke so I unplugged it to try and fix it.