2002 NISSAN MAXIMA KNOCK SENSOR REPLACEMENT

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  • czfy110
  • 2002 Nissan Maxima

Engine Performance problem
2002 Nissan Maxima 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 105K miles

Hi Sir/Madam,

I have a 2002 Nissan Maxima SE(3.5L SFI DOHC 6cyl). The "Service Engine Soon" light is always on. The mechanic told me that it was caused by the broken knock sensor. The vehicle has 105K miles and I think is out of warranty. Where should I repair it (my zip code is 70112)? Could you please give me some suggestions? Approximately how much will it cost? Thank you very much!

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 4:04 PM

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  • bluelightnin6
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I do not know your location but I can give you an average estimate based on a $70/hour labor rate and part price quote from the dealer. ..


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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 8:40 PM
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Thanks, that's expensive. Can I just buy the OEM version of it and have some mechnician replace it for me? I don't know whether there are some repair shops that can do this for customers using customers' own parts.

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 8:57 PM
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The knock sensor is located under the intake manifold.

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 9:01 PM
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Yeah, a local shop can do it for you. Any local repair shop will use your own part you bring in. Just go to a local part store (AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts etc.) And order the knock sensor. Then take the sensor to a local reputable repair shop and ask them how much they charge to replace it. The sensor will be around $125 at part stores compared to the nearly $200 at the dealer.

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 9:22 PM
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Bluelightnin6 and stevew84, thank you guys so much! I'll try it.

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 10:31 PM

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