NOTE Acoustic Control Induction System ACIS may also be referred to as intake air control valve system

Avalon, Highlander 3.0L V6 & Sienna

ACIS is a variable induction system that improves engine performance by increasing the length of intake runners in the air intake chamber. In accordance with engine speed and throttle opening angle, ACIS controls the length of intake runners in air intake chamber in 3 stages by opening and closing the 2 intake air control valves located on end of air intake chamber and downstream of the throttle valves. See Fig. 2 .

When engine is under a heavy load and vehicle speed is low, Engine Control Module (ECM) turns on both ACIS Vacuum Switching Valves (VSVs) resulting in vacuum being supplied from vacuum tank to both actuators for the intake air control valves. ACIS VSVs may also be referred to as intake air control valve VSVs. This results in both intake air control valves closing, enabling the air intake chamber, throttle bodies and air cleaner hose to function as an intake manifold. When engine is under a medium load and vehicle speed in the mid-range, ECM turns on ACIS VSV at the air intake chamber side and turns off ACIS VSV downstream of the throttle valves. As a result, the intake air control valve in the air intake chamber closes and intake air control valve downstream of the throttle valves opens, enabling air intake chamber to function as the intake manifold. When engine is idling, engine is under a light load or vehicle speed is high, ECM turns off both ACIS VSVs. This allows both intake air control valves to open, enabling air intake chamber to function as a normal air intake chamber. ECM uses an engine RPM input signal and throttle position sensor input signal for determining ACIS operation. Engine RPM input signal is provided by camshaft and crankshaft position sensors.

Acoustic Control Induction System

2001 ENGINE PERFORMANCE Theory & Operation

Fig. 2: Locating Intake Air Control Valves (Avalon, Highlander 3.0L V6 & Sienna) Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

Camry 3.0L V6 & Camry Solara 3.0L V6

ACIS is a variable induction system that improves engine performance by increasing the length of intake runners in the air intake chamber. In accordance with engine speed and throttle opening angle, ACIS controls the length of intake runners in air intake chamber in 2 stages. This is accomplished by opening and closing the intake air control valve located on end of air intake chamber. See Fig. 3 . ACIS is controlled by Engine Control Module (ECM). ECM controls ACIS Vacuum Switching Valve (VSV) which controls vacuum supply from vacuum tank to the actuator. Actuator operates intake air control valve in air intake chamber. ECM uses engine RPM input signal and throttle position sensor input signal for determining ACIS operation. Engine RPM input signal is provided by camshaft and crankshaft position sensors.

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    How to adjust RPM on a 2002 camry?
    8 years ago
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    What is the function of actuator in 04 highlander v6 engine intake manifold v s v?
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  • America
    Where to get a acis intake manifold for toyota tercel 1997?
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    Why acoustic control induction system?
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    What is the function of acoustic control induction system Toyota?
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