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Check engine light tells me knock sensor or circut ecu

Where is knock sensor ,how do you check it?

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On a 6 cylinder, the knock sensor is located under the intake manifold, on the inside edge of the cylinder block. You must remove the entire intake manifold assembly to access the knock sensor. If you are replacing it, it would be very advisable to replace the sensor AND the extension wire from it to the main harness. I have observed that the wire extensions become brittle over time, and they fail with regularity.

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