what is the point of and what does the resonator do on a 1996 2.0L 4 cyl Ford Contour?

Update:

the resonator i am talking about is under the hood right behind the cylinder head

Update 2:

ok so its an air intake plenum chamber....what good does it do besides get in the way. i dont understand why its there

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Resonator often helps change or reduce the sound coming from the engine. most times this is used to reduce the sound that enters in to the cabin of the car.

    A resonator is a device or system that exhibits resonance or resonant behavior. Many objects that use resonant effects are referred to simply as resonators. A cavity resonator is a resonator composed of a space that is usually surrounded by a dielectric that uses resonance to select a specific band of frequencies.

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