6.6L Duramax IAT Sensor Replacement

How to Replace the IAT Sensor on a Duramax Diesel

The 6.6L Duramax utilizes an intake air temperature (IAT) sensor incorporated into the mass airflow (MAF) sensor. However, LBZ and LMM generations of the Duramax (2006 to 2010 model years) feature a second IAT sensor located in the intake bridge beneath the turbocharger mouthpiece. A diagnostic trouble code (DTC) referencing IAT "circuit 1" refers to the MAF sensor (ex; P0113) located in the intake tube near the air filter housing. A DTC referencing IAT "circuit 2" refers to the dedicated IAT sensor located in the intake manifold bridge (ex; P0098).

Applicable model years: 2006 - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra w/ 6.6L Duramax diesel
6.6L Duramax IAT sensor: GM 97381182
6.6L Duramax CCV o-rings:
-113 (dash number 113, must be oil resistant, recommend Viton o-rings)

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6.6L Duramax diesel engine

• Disconnect both negative battery cables.

• Remove the intake tubing between the air cleaner housing and turbocharger mouthpiece.

• Remove the driver side inner fender.

Intake resonator removed

• Remove the intake resonator.

• Remove the driver side intercooler tube to gain access to the driver side CCV hose.

 

CCV hose on passenger side bank

• Follow the crankcase ventilation hose from the turbocharger mouthpiece to the valve covers on either bank of the engine. Remove the retaining bolt for the CCV flange at the valve cover housing using an 8 mm socket (1 bolt for each bank), then pull the hose out of the valve cover housing. Repeat for the opposite bank, the hose connects to both valve covers.

• Loosen the hose clamp where the CCV hose attaches to the turbocharger inlet mouthpiece, then remove the hose and set aside.

turbocharger mouthpiece

• Remove the turbocharger inlet mouthpiece (single Marman clamp) and set aside.

IAT sensor location on 6.6L Duramax diesel

• The IAT sensor is located in the intake manifold crossover bridge in front of and below the turbocharger compressor inlet.

 

IAT sensor connector

• Trace the IAT sensor wire and disconnect the electrical connector.

• Remove the IAT sensor using a 14 mm wrench or sensor socket. A flare nut wrench/flare nut crows foot is preferred as it reduces the risk of rounding the edges of the hex head.

New IAT sensor installed

• Install the new IAT sensor in reverse order, then plug the electrical connector in.

• Clean all removed parts as necessary and replace the CCV hose o-rings.

• Reinstall the turbocharger mouthpiece, intake tubing, CCV hose, intercooler tube, etc in reverse order.

6.6L Duramax IAT sensor

• Although the IAT sensor can become dirty from exposure to oil vapors and exhaust soot, failures are typically the result of an internal malfunction. Cleaning and reinstalling the IAT sensor rarely eliminates related DTCs in our experience, however it is an option for those hoping to circumvent replacement costs.