What do the sensors used in an automotive engine do?
The ECM, engine computer or Electronic Control Module relies upon the input and output of the engines sensors to control the operation of the engine. Today the modern engine and its operation are controlled by a sensor. It is these engine sensors that control your engine idle speed, fuel consumption, power output, and emissions.
On most modern engines when an issue arises relating to engine performance the Check Engine Light is illuminated. When an engine sensor fails, the check engine light comes on to let you know of a problem. The engine will then use a preset signal in place of the faulty sensor or improper engine operation to alert the operator of the issue. The list of engine sensors and their names is vast. Here are just a few of these names.
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NOTE: All Engine Sensors are an Electrical Component which is considered a Non-Returnable Item. Please make sure you have ordered the correct engine sensor. Sensors are regarded as an electrical component, and these sensors are a nonreturnable item!
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