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No it won't. All the knock sensor does is to retard the timing when a knock, pre-ignition, is detected. If you think this may be a problem, unplug it, then try to turn engine over. The first thing I would do would be to check and make sure you have full system voltage at the distributor, about 12.6 volts. Once you verify this, get a test light and pierce the number one plug wire boot, at the distributor cap, stop once you hit the terminal. Ground the other end of the test light and have somebody turn the car over, while you are watching the test light. If it goes on and off as the motor turns over, then is is trying to fire, but if it doesn't go on and off, take out the ignition module and have it tested. There are several different things that could cause it not to fire, but this is the easiest to do first.

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