what is the intake Manifold?

Asked by Mar 05, 2014 at 07:47 AM about the 2009 Dodge Caliber SXT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the engine light came on I had it checked and they said it was the intake manifold. My question is do I need it checked right away?

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Post the 4 digit code to give us a clear indication on what you had checked. Typically it is a sensor or hose that connects to the intake manifold. The manifold itself is rarely the issue. If your not having driveability problems, you should be fine, the only thing you might notice is a decrease in MPG.


The intake manifold is where the air go's into the engine. Most likely it's a intake manifold gasket. The gasket is cheap. The labor isn't. But it should be done ASAP.

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