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#4504889 - 09/01/17 09:09 PM Knock sensor location
otis24 Offline

Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1656
Loc: South Dakota
1996 Mercury Villager,3.0 V6 engine. Where is the knock sensor located? Vehicle in question runs great. It has 239k miles. Probably needs a timing belt too. How long can I go before replacing the knock sensor?
1991 Chevrolet K1500 (4.3, 4x4, 86k miles)

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#4504904 - 09/01/17 09:28 PM Re: Knock sensor location [Re: otis24]
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Registered: 10/09/14
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Loc: Idaho
When the knock sensor quits working then change it.
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#4504921 - 09/01/17 09:45 PM Re: Knock sensor location [Re: CT8]
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Registered: 01/30/07
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Loc: Clovis, CA
Originally Posted By: CT8
When the knock sensor quits working then change it.

Wait! What!? grin

#4504927 - 09/01/17 09:49 PM Re: Knock sensor location [Re: Merkava_4]
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Originally Posted By: CT8
When the knock sensor quits working then change it.

Wait! What!? grin
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#4504929 - 09/01/17 09:54 PM Re: Knock sensor location [Re: otis24]
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#4505004 - 09/02/17 01:10 AM Re: Knock sensor location [Re: otis24]
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Registered: 03/18/15
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Knock sensors don't always throw a CEL when they go bad. There can be electrical deterioration (No, I don't understand how or why, but it happens), or the sensor can go "deaf," in which you'll start hearing the engine pinging under some loads.

If visibly cracked and deteriorated, you should replace them - as this is one way they can "go deaf." If the vehicle has developed a pinging issue - replace.
'93 BMW 320i 217,000km - Valvoline Engine-Armour 15w40, Mann Filter.

#4505043 - 09/02/17 04:37 AM Re: Knock sensor location [Re: otis24]
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Registered: 06/02/02
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The knock sensor on this engine is between the cylinder banks below the lower intake manifold. If it fails it will not set a DTC on this particular engine.

This picture shows the location with the heads and manifold removed.

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