A failing intake air sensor is quite common and will most likely put your van in limp home mode. Since it’s a cheap and small item I would highly suggest to carry a new one in your spare parts box all the time. This way you’re not stranded in the middle of nowhere waiting for the replacement part.
Changing the sensor is a matter of minutes: You can find the sensor on the right hand side of your engine bay (looking from the front). Go down the big rubber intake air hose and you’ll see two connectors in the plastic middle section. The Intake Air temperature sensor is the lower one (see the red arrow in the picture). Unplug the connector and then pull out the sensor. The sensor itself is held in place by two clips.
Plug in the new sensor, attach the connector again and you’re done.
- none. Your hands is all you need.
- Intake Air temperature sensor. The part number is 6511530028 [@eBay]
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