Knock sensor

Tiny
STEVECUZZORT
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  • 2003 KIA RIO
  • 1.6L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 155,000 MILES
My rio recently started to die out randomly and about 5 minutes later im able to start and drive it? My question is if the knock sensor being faulty can cause the engine to die, I have recently replace my cam position sensor so I ruled that out, I have had mixed opinions as far as the knock sensor causing engine to die out.
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Monday, February 29th, 2016 AT 4:23 PM

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Tiny
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I don't think the knock sensor will cause it to stall -all it does is sense the engine when knocking and pinging then the computer turns around and retard the spark
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Monday, February 29th, 2016 AT 6:03 PM
Tiny
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Scan for codes and check fuel pressure with a gauge. A knock sensor will allow it to start if bad or good. See what is really screwed up. Also clean throttle plate on both sides with choke cleaner and iac hole
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 AT 8:02 AM

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