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Engine noisy checked code and found knock sensor bad.

Where is the knock sensor located on a 2002 kia reo. should this be chaged right away.

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Engine noisy,used one of them sunday mechanics code readers and reckon you know it all now ???only one cause of a noisy engine and thats because its been run with no oil,or had the guts thrashed out of it,or a pulley tensioner bearing run dry,clutch thrust bearing ,water pump,in fact anything .GET A PROFESSIONAL TO LISTEN,call a local mobile mechanic for an opinion then ask how to cure it on the cheap.

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