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Where is the knock sensor located on a 2000 ford taurus with a 3.0 liter 6 cyl pushrod engine?

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  • dapayne841 Sep 09, 2010

    Yeah - it pings bad on hard acceration - tried running high octane gas - tried boosters - installed new coil pack - new wires and plugs (gapped just right) - put it on the computer - no dings - no check engine light - really at my wits end. Starts bucking bad at 3500 rpm on hard accerleration. Will replace cam shaft position sensor - but can't find the knock sensor.
    By the way - thanks for your help.

  • dapayne841 Sep 09, 2010

    Yeah - Auto Parts Warehouse - Part # MIWPT351

  • dapayne841 Sep 09, 2010

    Yep - i don't get it.

  • dapayne841 Sep 09, 2010

    Yeah - This pretty much sucks - great car - clean - straight - and runs good up to 3500 rpm. Really appreciate your efforts and your concern.

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I could not find a knock sensor on the 3.0L 6 cyl engine in my online resource. There were lots of other sensors, though.

If it had one like a GM, then it would be located on the cylinder head or block somewhere.

Does this help?

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  • dapayne841 Sep 09, 2010

    According to parts list, a knock sensor is available for that engine. Have not been able to locate on the block or heads. Shop manuals are absolutely no help. Local garages have no answers either. Odd - shows a part, but no one knows where it goes.

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Sep 09, 2010

    Is this a gas or flex fuel engine?

  • dapayne841 Sep 09, 2010

    Gas

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Sep 09, 2010

    OK, I searched on Autozone's site for a 3.0L Ford Taurus from the year 2000 and couldn't find a knock sensor for either the 3.0L EFI DOHC engine or the 3.0L EFI.

    I even searched under the Flex Fuel engine but couldn't find one listed.

    Which 'parts list' are you looking at, may I ask?

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Sep 09, 2010

    Are you experiencing symptoms that a knock sensor would cause? Such as too much advance?

  • dapayne841 Sep 09, 2010

    Don't know if you got my last response - Consistent knock on hard accerleration - bucks bad at 3500 rpm on hard accerleration - tried using high octane fuel - replaced plugs (gapped just right) replaced wires - coil pack - tried octane boosters - put on the computer (no dings) - no check engine light - runs great at crusing speed.

    Heading out of the office right now - won't be back for balance of the day - Really appreciate your help.

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Sep 09, 2010

    I got it, but I looked up the part # on the Auto Parts Warehouse and got a connector for the knock sensor, but not the knock sensor itself. I'm suspect about the Auto Parts Warehouse listing of the connector and not the knock sensor.

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Sep 09, 2010

    I also input the 2 valve and 4 valve engine types into the website, and it changed the result to say that the knock sensor plug fit the respective 2 valve or 4 valve engines. Which doesn't look like it fits either one to me.

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Sep 09, 2010

    Sure thing, anytime.

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