Santa Fe, Vera Cruz 2006-2008

Intake Air Temperature Sensor

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Operation



Specific to:

Hyundai Santa Fe 2006-2008

Hyundai Veracruz 2007-2008

The Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor is a variable resistor that measures the temperature of the air entering the engine intake manifold. The PCM supplies 5 volts to the IAT signal circuit and a ground for the IAT low reference circuit. When the sensor is cold, the resistance is greater. This results in a greater voltage on the signal circuit that is interpreted by the PCM as a colder IAT. As the sensor becomes warmer, the resistance decreases. This results in a lesser voltage on the IAT signal circuit that is interpreted by the PCM as a warmer IAT. If the PCM detects an IAT sensor signal voltage that is not within a calibrated range of the IAT sensor 1 signal voltage, a DTC is set.

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Fig. Resistance decreases as the air temperature increases

Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Hyundai Santa Fe 2006-2008

Hyundai Veracruz 2007-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Disconnect the connector from the sensor.
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  7. Remove the sensor retaining screws.
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  9. Remove the sensor from its mounting.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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Testing



Specific to:

Hyundai Santa Fe 2006-2008

Hyundai Veracruz 2007-2008

  1. Disconnect the Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor connector.
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  3. Measure the resistance between the signal terminal and ground terminal of the IAT connector and compare the resistance to the following Temperature and Resistance Table.
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  5. If the IAT sensor fails to meet the resistance specifications, replace the IAT sensor.

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    Fig. Temperature and Resistance Table

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