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Knock Sensor Replacement

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by randerson165, Oct 27, 2003.

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    randerson165 Senior Member

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    I need to replace my knock sensor and my question is, where is it located ? People tell me on the back of the block underneat the intake manifold. Can I access this without taking off my intake manifold ? Can I reach it from underneath the car ?
     
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    anything can be done. I myself would first get the manual, but having wired my own knock sensor, I know that you can see it pretty well from underneath the car, but not at all from above. Tough choice(sarcasm), but I would safely lift up the front end of your car, using jackstands. Then I'd go after it.


    :roll: YUP.
     
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    I have the helms manual for my car but it doesn't talk about (or I can't find it) removing/installing, it just talks about troubleshooting it. Thanks for the info !!!
     
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    I've located the knock sensor underneath the IM but there is no way to get a socket or wrench on it without taking the IM off.

    Does anybody have any suggestions ? Has anybody replaced their knock sensor with the IM on ? Do I have to take the IM off ? PLEASE HELP !!!
     
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    why not just take the manifold off? it is not that difficult
     
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    I always have trouble when I have to take off the bolt that is underneath the manifold. Is there a special tool to use for that one stubborn bolt ? Also, can I reuse the IM gasket if I'm careful ??
     
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    for what motor?
    every time i've pulled off an intake manifold i've broken the gasket, it usually gets stuck on their by getting so damn hot.
     
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