How to Install a Knock Sensor on a Car's Engine Block?

Answer A computer-controlled engine has many sensors to monitor engine performance. Once of these is the knock sensor. The knock sensor is mounted in the engine block and detects knocks, pings and detonat... Read More »

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How to Remove the Knock Sensor From the Engine Block?

The knock sensor on an engine is used by the vehicle's computer to determine if the engine is burning fuel efficiently. If it isn't, the engine can create a knocking noise, which is not only annoyi... Read More »

How to Locate the Knock Sensor on the Maxima Engine?

The Maxima engine is fuel injected and will not run without the knock sensor. If the knock sensor malfunctions, the vehicle may go into "limp home" mode, so that you can get it home or to a service... Read More »

Where is the engine knock sensor on a 1998 Maxima?

On a 1998 Nissan Maxima, the engine knock sensor is located in the middle of the engine block, below the lower intake manifold. If you stand on the driver's side of the car and look under the cente... Read More »

How do I Find the Engine Knock Sensor on a 1990 Silverado?

The 1990 Chevrolet Silverado uses a knock sensor to tell the computer if the timing is off on the engine. Too much advance causes a pinging or knocking sound. Once the knocking starts, the engine l... Read More »