2004 CHEVY SILVERADO KNOCK SENSOR

  • Tiny
  • ammobob
  • 2004 Chevrolet Silverado

Electrical problem
2004 Chevy Silverado V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 118, 00 miles

I have replaced both O2 sensors 9 months apart now the " knock sensor" is bad, according to the " idiot" light and tester from Advance Auto Parts. How is this possible or correctable? Truck still has original plugs, I've changed the oil regular. I did put flowmaster dual exhaust on the truck 3 years ago.

Friday, March 26th, 2010 AT 9:40 PM

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  • bluelightnin6
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Hello and thanks for donating

Sensors are not made to last the lifetime of vehicle, especially oxygen sensors. O2 sensors should actually be replaced on a regular basis just like any other routine maintenance part (i.E. Filters). The knock sensor failing at 118k miles isn't really bad, thats a lot of miles for one sensor to endure. 118k miles is also a lot for plugs, I would suggest replacing those soon as well.

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Friday, March 26th, 2010 AT 11:19 PM
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Thank you for your response. Now where is the knock sensor located on my truck/engine compartment?

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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 AT 8:32 AM
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Not sure what your motor size is but their may be 2 knock sensors. They should both be right underneath the intake manifold

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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 AT 12:54 PM

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