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Map sensor bad and can't find one

I have looked allover for a map sensor for my 2003 stratus. I was told they are on back order with no delivery date. Is there a way to bypass tis untill one comes available, an how much damaage woul be done by driving it with a bad one?

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    Rick Byrd May 11, 2010

    well there is 7 different engine choices , but i just look at autozones site , but without engine size , can't really help . try autozone .

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A manifold absolute pressure sensor (MAP) is one of the sensors used in an internal combustion engine's electronic control system. Engines that use a MAP sensor are typically fuel injected. The manifold absolute pressure sensor provides instantaneous manifold pressure information to the engine's electronic control unit (ECU). This is necessary to calculate air density and determine the engine's air mass flow rate, which in turn is used to calculate the appropriate fuel flow. (See stoichiometry.)
An engine control system that uses manifold absolute pressure to calculate air mass uses the speed-density method. Engine speed (RPM) and air temperature are also necessary to complete the speed-density calculation. Not all fuel-injected engines use a MAP sensor to infer mass air flow; some use a MAF (mass air flow) sensor. Several makes use the MAP sensor in OBD II applications to test the EGR valve for functionality. Most notably General Motors uses this approach.

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