The air intake system is essential when it comes to delivering the oxygen your engine needs in order to run efficiently. Also known as an air induction system, it pulls fresh air into the engine cylinders through an intake manifold. The air mixes with fuel, with the spark plugs igniting that mixture to provide the combustion that powers your Kia down the road.
How Air Intake Systems Work
The air first goes through an engine air filter that captures any airborne pollutants and debris, preventing them from getting into the motor and causing trouble. A mass airflow sensor measure air movement, while the air metering system sends data to an engine control unit (ECU). At the same time, oxygen sensors monitor the exhaust levels to ensure that the mix is optimized.
Eventually, however, air intake components can begin to go bad. That's going to inhibit your engine's ability to run true, which isn't good.
Learn the Symptoms of a Bad Air Intake System
Signs of failure include:
- A lit "Check Engine" dashboard light
- Your engine idles at a different rate than usual
- The engine revs faster than normal
- Engine performance lags
Genuine Kia Air Intake Parts Work Best
If you think your air intake may be faulty, connect a code reader and conduct an inspection. When a part does need to be replaced, make sure to choose one that was made specifically for your model. Only Kia parts can claim that, as well as a guaranteed compatibility that's reassuring. Our online auto parts center has everything you need in stock and ready to ship, so buy now and save!
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