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What are the symptoms of a bad knock sensor and can it damage the engine?


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2011-09-13 21:23:20
2011-09-13 21:23:20

you will have a knock sensor code and the car will run slugish. when a knock sesor code is set its retards the timing so the engine will not detonate. the easyiest way to fix it is relocating the sensor.


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A knock sensor is a device that senses detonation. Detonation occurs in the engine when the fuel begins to burn prematurely; it can cause substantial damage to the engine.

If the knock sensor failed the CEL (Check Engine Light) would be illuminated and the engine may "ping" or "spark knock" under load. Serious "spark knock" can damage the engine if allowed to continue.

the knock sensor cuts the engine out so it won't damage the car if not replaced, the car just won't work.

The knock sensor just advances and retards the engine timing only. If there is a noise in the engine then you have engine are valve train problems. The knock sensor will not make the engine knock.

A knock sensor is a piezoelectric device that senses the knocks produced in the engine. The knock sensor tells de computer to retard the timing in order to prevent piston damage and/or blown head gaskets.

Allowing an engine to ping excessively can do serious damage.

There are no symptoms. The knock sensor is a passive part that does not do anything if it's not activated. Knock sensors codes on the Villager/Quest are usually caused by some other component, not the sensor itself.

You can drive the car but if the engine should ping (knock) under load, the knock sensor won't be able to tell the computer to retard the timing. Excessive pinging can damage internal engine parts.

There are no symptoms since the knock sensor doesn't do anything unless the engine is detonating, in which case it would do nothing and you would hear it. The knock sensor code is often tripped when there is a fault in something else since it's part of the same circuit. This is considered a "ghost" error code.

If your car would run lean the sensor would not be able to determine that and their could be engine damage.

The knock sensor, in your 1997 Chevrolet Lumina, can be found on the front of the engine. The knock sensor is near the top of the engine.

Yes it can hurt your engine to drive with a bad knock sensor. The knock sensor should be replaced as soon as possible.

The 2006 Dodge charger knock sensor is located on the back of the engine. The knock sensor will be near the bottom of the engine cover.

A knock sensor tells the engine computer when one or more of your engine's cylinders are "knocking", that is, exploding the air/fuel mixture in a way that delivers less power and can be damaging to the engine if prolonged. The computer uses this information to tune the engine so that it doesn't knock. If your knock sensor wasn't operating properly, so that it was always indicating a knock, the engine computer's response may have been to change the ignition timing on your engine. The knock sensor generally threads into the engine block. This code may show up intermittently or the Service engine light may be lit constantly. You may notice drivability problems including a lack of power and perhaps some hesitation. There may also be other symptoms. * The knock sensor is faulty and needs to be replaced * There is a wiring short/fault in the knock sensor circuit * Check the resistance of the knock sensor (compare it to factory specs) * Check for broken/frayed wires leading to the sensor * Replace the knock sensor

There is no "knock sensor" on a 4.0L engine

You could do it with a resistor but this is a very bad idea as that sensor is there to protect the engine from catastrophic damage. Source a replacement from ebay

NO it will not. If you have a knocking sound then you have trouble inside of the engine.

A bad knock sensor would illuminate the check engine light and allow the engine to ping (spark knock). The engine doesn't shift, the transmission shifts.

No. It only senses engine vibration/knock.

The knock sesor is located, on your Isuzu 1290, at the front of the engine. The sensor screws into the engine. Wires connect the sensor to the senor light.

The knock sensor retards the engine timing when there is a knock or ping detected. This will make the car a little sluggish. It is rare that the knock sensor goes bad.

The knock sensor is located on the side of the engine block near the bellhousing

The knock sensor is a passive device that has no effect on engine idle.

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