1994 Ford Ranger pinging sound from the engine

Tiny
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  • 1994 FORD RANGER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 157,000 MILES

1994 Ford Ranger mileage: 157,000. I am noticing a pinging sound from the engine, which has gotten worse in last few days. It is a similar type sound experienced when using lower grade gas in a vehicle. When I accelerate, it gets much worse. Is this a serious problem and can you tell me what could be possibly causing this noise?

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 AT 6:50 PM

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Tiny
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Yes, this is a serious problem and the knock sensor has probably failed.

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 AT 6:52 PM
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Should have a warning light on. Maybe egr valve to.

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Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 AT 2:58 AM

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