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Replaced both knock sensors in 1999 silverado 5.3L. had computer re-programed for updated bulletin that was supposed to help engine knock and bring false knock codes from coming on. after a couple days, the light comes back on and the dealership cannot figure it out.

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If the Knock sensor wire is located near the Ignition coil wiring the electro magnetic interference from the Ignition coil can rub off on the knock sensor wire causing the brain to think the knock sensor is sending a code.

You can place a millivolt meter across a knock sensor and tap it with a screwdriver and read voltage. If it doesn't read a voltage the sensor is bad. Its job is to generate a voltage.

Also, Using a timing light the distributor must be set to spec, if not this will trigger the knock sensor. Another trigger could be a bad temperature coolent sensor screwing with the fuel and timing, causing a knock. Some bad coolent temp sensors do not display a code when they're at fault, some simply slip under the radar. Usually when the temp sensor is bad the engine will not idle properly, or hesitates in most cases. The knock senser must have a good ground to the head or block, Do not use any thread tap or compound that would prevent a ground of the sensor.

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