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Knock sensor malfunction?

My check engine light is on. I purchased a device to find out what code the computer is putting out. the guide says the code is for a knock sensor malfunction. wiring harness could be loose or the sensor may need to be replaced. I cannot locate this knock sensor and cannot find any diagrams on the internet

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Knock sensor is on the block, looks like a bolt and has 2 wires coming out of it.

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Code p0325


P0325 Knock Sensor 1 Circuit Malfunction
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. Knock sensors generally bolt into or thread into the engine block. This P0325 code may show up intermittently or the Service Engine light may be lit constantly. Other knock sensor related DTC codes include P0330.
Symptoms You may notice drivability problems including a lack of power and perhaps some hesitation. There may also be other symptoms.
Causes A code P0325 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:
  • The knock sensor is faulty and needs to be replaced
  • There is a wiring short/fault in the knock sensor circuit

Nov 20, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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Why is error code p0327


Code P0327 indicates that the readings from the #1 Knock Sensor circuit are too low, is outside of its operational window and malfunctioning. Symptoms
  • Check Engine Light will illuminate
  • Engine pings on accelration
  • Engine may be running hotter or colder than normal
  • In rare cases, the engine may not exhibit noticeable symptoms
Common Problems That Trigger the P0327 Code
  • Defective Knock Sensor
  • Defective Knock Sensor Circuit or connections
  • Defective EGR System
  • Malfunctioning Cooling System
  • Rich air/fuel ratio
Common Misdiagnosis
  • Knock Sensor replaced when cause of code P0327 was a cooling system problem
  • Knock Sensor replaced when cause of code P0327 was an EGR system malfunction

Sep 28, 2015 | 2005 Suzuki Forenza

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Have 1999 nissan maxima code #po325 an code#po400 ?dont know what is wrong with car, check engine light on?need help please


Technical Description

Knock Sensor Circuit Malfunction
What does that mean?

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. Knock sensors generally bolt into or thread into the engine block. This P0325 code may show up intermittently or the Service Engine light may be lit constantly. Other knock sensor related DTC codes include P0330.
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You may notice drivability problems including a lack of power and perhaps some hesitation. There may also be other symptoms.
Causes

A code P0325 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:

Possible Solutions
  • 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

Sources: W. Farmer - Nissan


P0400 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Malfunction OBD-II Trouble Code Technical Description

Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Malfunction
What does that mean?

The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve is vacuum controlled valve that regulates the amount of exhaust gases that re-enter the cylinders. The powertrain control module (PCM) determines how much based on engine load, temp, and other conditions. If the PCM detects that the amount of exhaust gases entering the cylinder were insufficient or non-existent, this code is set.
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No symptoms will likely be noticed by the driver other than the MIL (malfunction indicator lamp). However, non visible symptoms will be increased combustion temperature and increased Nox emissions.
Causes

A code P0400 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:

  • Plugged EGR passage which restricts the flow of exhaust gasses
  • Faulty EGR solenoid
  • Faulty EGR solenoid wiring/harness
  • Vacuum lines damaged/disconnected to the EGR valve solenoid or to the EGR valve
  • Faulty EGR valve
Possible Solutions

Since EGR valve designs are different, no one test will suffice:

  • Using a scan tool, operate the EGR valve with the engine running. If the engine stumbles, the problem was likely intermittent wiring problem or intermittent blockage problem
  • If engine doesn't stumble, operate the EGR valve manually, if possible. If engine doesn't stumble and die, the ports are likely plugged. Removal of valve and cleaning of all ports will be required
  • Checking of solenoid can only usually be done with a scan tool, because most solenoids operate with a duty cycle of voltage, rather than constant voltage
  • Check all vacuum lines, hoses, etc for any damage
  • Visually inspect the solenoid harness and the solenoid for damage
  • Replace EGR valve

Dec 06, 2011 | Cars & Trucks

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GMC 4.3L DTC P0330 flashing MIL


P0330 - Knock Sensor 2 Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2)
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. Knock sensors generally bolt into or thread into the engine block. This P0330 code may show up intermittently or the Service Engine light may be lit constantly. Other knock sensor related DTC codes include P0325.

Symptoms: You may notice drivability problems including a lack of power and perhaps some hesitation. There may also be other symptoms.

Causes: A code P0330 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:
The "B" knock sensor is faulty and needs to be replaced
There is a wiring short/fault in the knock sensor circuit

Possible Solutions:
Check the resistance of the knock sensor on bank 2 (compare it to factory specs)
Check for broken/frayed wires leading to the sensor
Replace the knock sensor on bank 2


Hope helps.

Aug 23, 2011 | GMC Safari Cars & Trucks

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My Jeep Liberty Has a 3.7 L V6, it has problems starting. A code popped up that was P0325? What does this code mean?


CARB (California Air Resources Board) has a consistent policy regarding monitoring knock (Ks) sensors but vehicle manufacturers don't have a consistent way of using knock sensor circuitry. There are generally two methods that manufacturers have for using the knock sensor.
In the first design, which is found in most vehicles, the knock sensor plays an active role in controlling ignition timing. In this system, the PCM is advancing ignition timing until knock occurs and then retards timing slightly. This system runs on the verge of engine knock at all times. In this system the function of the knock sensor circuit is critical. If the sensor malfunctioned, precise ignition timing control could not be achieved.

A "dead" sensor circuit would not be able to detect actual knock, timing would be overly advanced, and NOX exhaust emissions would increase. For this reason, manufacturers that use the knock sensor in this manner are required to monitor this sensor and light the MIL light when a malfunction is detected.

In the second design, the knock sensor plays a very passive role and is really only on the engine for protection purposes. The various engine sensors send their information to the PCM to determine ignition timing. The PCM uses this information to control the ignition timing based on look-up tables stored in its memory. If ignition knock is detected, the PCM will take action and ****** the timing a few degrees. This type of control is generally used to control spark knock caused by changes in fuel octane.

Used in this way, the knock sensor is less critical to emissions and may not even have a measurable emission impact. Unlike the first design, a "dead" knock sensor in this system will have little to no effect on the operation of the engine. Manufacturers that use this design are not required to monitor the sensor under EPA OBDII regulations and will not turn on the MIL if the P0325 DTC is set.
Remember, this sensor does not change the operation of the engine. The customer will not notice any change in the way the vehicle operates. The knock sensor system has a one trip detection logic and WILL NOT turn on the MIL or store Freeze Frame data.

How to Diagnose P0325

Most technicians know how this type of sensor operates. Its element produces a voltage when the sensor picks up a vibration, usually caused by engine detonation.Technicians then check the ohmic value of the sensor.
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Jun 09, 2011 | 2003 Jeep Liberty

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Why does my car throw the code P0100 and P0325? I have a 1995 Nissan 240sx. and it has a random misfire once in a while.


Hi,

Often a single issue can trigger multiple diagnostics codes, especially if the circuits are closely related.

Code P0100 = Mass Air Flow (MAF) Circuit malfunction

The computer has detected an issue with the MAF sensor.

- Verify the MAF sensor wiring is connected and wiring is in good condition
- Unplug and reconnect the MAF harness
- Check that voltage to the MAF sensor is within factory spec


Code P0325 = Knock Sensor # 1 Circuit malfunction

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. Knock sensors generally bolt into or thread into the engine block.

- Check condition of the knock sensor wiring.
- Test the 'Ohms' reading of your Knock Sensor (undo the connector and measure the pins) to ensure it is within spec (ask Nissan for this measurement). If out of spec, replace the knock sensor.

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Jun 08, 2011 | Nissan 240SX Cars & Trucks

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I have a 2004 pilot, VTS4 and engine light came on. i have a p0325 knock sensor circ. bank A. just replace the sensor?? also i can seem to find any diagrams. any help appreciated!!!


It does sound like the sensor may be bad, but you also need to check the wiring.
This information comes from:

http://www.obd-codes.com/p0325

P0325 OBD-II Trouble Code Technical Description

Knock Sensor Circuit Malfunction
What does that mean?

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. Knock sensors generally bolt into or thread into the engine block. This P0325 code may show up intermittently or the Service Engine light may be lit constantly. Other knock sensor related DTC codes include P0330.
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You may notice drivability problems including a lack of power and perhaps some hesitation. There may also be other symptoms.
Causes

A code P0325 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:

Possible Solutions
  • 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

Mar 02, 2011 | Honda Pilot Cars & Trucks

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My honda odyssey 2003 model has aq knock sensor circuit malfunction problem detected by the computer, also the engine light is always on, and the TCS light showing when i am in motion. how do i correct...


The tcs light will come on whenever the engine light is on, this is because the tcs cant operate correctly when engine is not running good so its shut down by the computer, the code if the only code means there a problem with the knock sensor, you will need to check the connection and make sure the wire is good and if it is then you will need to replace the knock sensor, heres a diagram to help you locate the knock sensor good luck, hope this helps,johnjohn2_69.gif

Feb 20, 2011 | 2003 Honda Odyssey

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Code p0325


P0325 OBD-II Trouble Code

Technical Description: Knock Sensor Circuit Malfunction

What does that mean?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. Knock sensors generally bolt into or thread into the engine block. This P0325 code may show up intermittently or the Service Engine light may be lit constantly. Other knock sensor related DTC codes include P0330.

Hope this helps.

Feb 09, 2011 | 2004 Dodge Stratus

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Check engine light on. P0325, P0420 2000 Subaru


CODE PO420 CATALYST SYSTEM EFFICIENCY BELOW THRESHOLD BANK I * CODE PO325 KNOCK SENSOR NO.1 CIRCUIT MALFUNCTION BANK NO.1 OR SINGLE SENSOR

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