Question about 1996 Toyota Avalon
There is a way to bypass it just enough to pass emissions, but I have not tried it. Check the internet, there is a shady way of doing it by rewiring through the glove box. I have a 96 Avalon with 197,000 and it is BY FAR the best car ever manufactured. I ultimately replaced the failed knock sensor and the oxygen sensor, spark plugs, etc while engine was torn apart. The car was my high school graduation present back in 02 and I wanted to keep it on the road for as long as I can. It sucks that something as simple as a knock sensor is buried deep in the engine and costs a fortune to replace, but if you are like me and know a mechanic willing to work for cash in your driveway its worth doing.
Posted on Aug 02, 2010
Hello. To answer your question, the answer is no. You cannot disconnect it, bypass it or defeat it. The Knock sensor is critical to preventing detonation (valve 'ping'). Sorry that I do not have abetter answer, but, the Knock is indeed important.
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