Air & Fuel Mixture ControlOBD2 Codes

P0113 – Meaning, Causes, Symptoms, & Fixes

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Code P0113 Definition

Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor Circuit High Input Problem

What Does P0113 Mean?

The IAT sensor uses the air density and air temperature in the car’s environment and analyzes it to determine the correct amount of spark and fuel injected. This helps the engine to start up on a cold day and also keeps consistent fuel economy during hot days. When the code P0113 is set, it means that your engine’s computer sees a signal above the normal 4.91 volts of reference voltage for .5 seconds or more to the IAT sensor.

P0113 Symptoms

P0113 Causes

  • Faulty/Loose IAT sensor
  • Faulty/Loose wiring connections

Code P0113 Severity – Moderate 

 

It is okay to drive a vehicle with P0113 for a short period of time, but driving with this code for an extended period of time can cause internal engine damage due to the engine running so lean. Which will result in more costly repairs in the future.

Code P0113 Common Diagnosis Mistakes

Replacing the IAT sensor without checking for loose/corroded wiring around the sensor.

P0113 Diagnosis

Difficulty of Diagnosis and Repair – (1-4)

  1. Check the air temperature to compare the temperature with the coolant temperature. Let the car run for 5-10 minutes to let the car warm up before checking.
    1. Usually the air temperature is a little lower than the coolant temperature if working properly.
  2. Visually examine the wiring to the IAT sensor to look for loose or corroded circuitry.
  3. Use your multimeter to measure IAT resistance. Remove the IAT from the vehicle – reference your car manual for the location of your IAT.
    1. Check the resistance of your IAT and then apply heat to the IAT sensor tip to see if the resistance decreases. If there is no change or an infinite resistance reading, this means your IAT is faulty and should be replaced.
  4. If these steps do not clear your Check Engine Light, you may need to visit a mechanic because there may be internal issues with the PCM, ECM, etc.

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21 Comments

  1. It was very helpful to me the fix Diagnostics is awesome

  2. Where is the iat sensor location on a 2004 f150 5.4L

    1. On the 5.4 the mas air flow sensor also doubles as air intake sensor

    2. Where’s the IAT sensor located on a F150
      5.4 engine…a 2003 F150

    3. No answers, it appears, as to WHERE the IAT Sensor is on ANY of these vehicles! Guess everyone has to look in their (or download one for your vehicle) Owner’s Manuals.

  3. Where is the iat sensor on 1998 chevy silverado c1500 5.o

  4. Where is that IAT sensor on a 2012 dodge ram 1500

    1. where’s the IAT sensor on a 2012 Chrysler 200 w 2.4 engine

  5. Where is the IAT sensor on a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited?

  6. Were do I find IAT senserON A 1998 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR

  7. Where is the iat sensor located on a 2015 jeep renegade? I am due to travel tomorrow from SF to Red Bluff Ca will I be ok?

  8. where is iat sensor located on 07 nitro

  9. Where is the IAT sensor. On 2006 jetta. TDI?…
    Can’t tell if it’s the same as the Mas sensor

  10. who it cause the motor to run like its running on dead cyclinders or chokeing out?

  11. sorry thats on a 2005 dodge ram 1500 4.7

  12. Where is the oat sensor on a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder 4.0

  13. Where is the IAT sensor on 2002 Honda Fit?

  14. Well written artile, thanks!

  15. Will the top of the air filter housing just sitting there with no clamps to hold it down case this cold 113 ? On a 2007 PT CYUSER ? ( the clamps are missing!)

    1. Where is the IAT on a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country Van and how much does this part cost at Auto Zone the code it gave me is P0113

  16. How do you remove the sensor from the intake on a ’99 S-10 2.2L? Does it just pull out?

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