Honda Civic/Del Sol 1996-2000

Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor

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OPERATION



The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensor measures and converts intake manifold vacuum into a voltage signal. The higher the vacuum, the lower the voltage signal that is sent to the ECM/PCM. The range of operation of the MAP sensor varies from approximately 0.5-3.0 volts. The ECM/PCM compares the Throttle Position (TP) Switch with the MAP sensor readings to verify proper operation. Any discrepancy between the MAP sensor and the TP switch is likely to trigger the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL). The MAP sensor provides the ECM/PCM information on engine load.

TESTING





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Fig. Location of the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor

  1. Check the connection at the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor connector.
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  3. Check the terminals within the connector for corrosion or poor contacts causing high resistance.
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  5. Repair or replace electrical connections as necessary.
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  7. If code three is detected, an electrical problem in the system may be present.
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  9. Remove the electrical connector from the map sensor.
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  11. Turn the ignition key to the "ON" position.
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  13. Connect the positive lead of a voltmeter to the terminal No. 1, the leftmost electrical terminal.
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  15. Connect the negative probe to the (terminal No. 2) green/white wire in the harness. Do not probe the MAP sensor side.
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  17. With the volt meter connected properly there should be a voltage of 5 volts.
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Removing the electrical connector from the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Disconnect the MAP sensor vacuum lines.
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  5. Remove the mounting screws from the MAP sensor.
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  7. Remove the MAP sensor.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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