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I had problems starting the van I change the ignition coil packs the thermastat it starts but always sound like has no coolant radiator is full service eng.light stays on had it scaned and get a code that knock sensor is bad I also replaced it but still get code

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Could be another sensor. These vans have like 2 or 3 sensors for most thing.
Or could be you need to reset the brain/mother board.
Hope this helps, good luck.

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Fig: Remove the ignition coil pack


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Fig. : Detach the air intake tube, crankcase breather and PCV hose


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Fig. : Disconnect the upper radiator hose from the radiator


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Fig. : Unfasten the ignition coil pack bracket upper bolts...

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Fig. : ...and the lower bracket bolt, then remove the bracket

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Fig. : Unfasten the heater hose inlet tube bracket bolt (arrow)

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Fig: Unfasten the heater hose inlet tube-to-thermostat housing clamp


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Fig. : Unfasten the three thermostat housing bolts


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Fig. Separate the thermostat housing from the engine block


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Fig. : Remove the thermostat from the housing


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Fig. : Use a scraper to clean old gasket material from the engine block's thermostat housing mating surface ...


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Fig. : ... as well as the thermostat housing

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