It allows the engine control module to provide maximum ignition timing advance until it hears an engine ping. We consider this a difficult repair even for experienced technicians. You would have a better chance of returning the part if you wanted to after the inspection. This ks replacement seems like a simple, straightforward and inexpensive solution, but only if one can find the right connector. In addition, some four-cylinder models carrying the 2. The knock sensor is mounted behind the intake manifold on your engine, near the firewall. Not an auto repair expert? The sensor is attached to the cylinder block, cylinder head or intake manifold.
If you wanted to just get by to pass inspection you could buy a knock sensor and the short sub harness that goes to it. The powerful look of Nissan vehicles gives aggressive function and long lasting durability. Perhaps when I get the harness I will recognize which plug is the match up front. However, when faced with a Nissan knock sensor code in the P0325 through P0334 range I have never found anything besides a failed sensor. I was no longer getting the P0325 code, but there was no way it was drivable.
Cheers, bob Well Jon, i never did get any strong instruction on how to find the accessible end of the knock sensor cable in the engine compartment. I disconnected the replacement sensor and put the original one back in the circuit again. See symptoms and replacement tips for Honda pulleys. It should not be a problem for inspection. For car owners who place urgency on reliability and innovation, Nissan really delivers. However, on the V-6 models you do have an option of relocating the sensor to avoid having to pull the engine apart.
See how to diagnose, repair and get parts for the job. The Nissan Pathfinder and the Maxima are two automobiles that fit into this category. My next move might be to the nissan dealer to try and tip a technician there if one was nice enough to point out exactly where it is that i need to plug into. To access the sensor, you have to remove the upper and lower intake manifold. I've also seen a suggestion that disconnecting the battery for 90 minutes might help with this issue too? The sensor is attached to the cylinder block, cylinder head or intake manifold. The wire is the largest diameter white wire in the eight terminal connector. Unfortunately, this harness only had one wire on the knock sensor end, requiring that the sensor itself be grounded to work.
This happens when the cylinder block vibrates due to knocking. I'll be sure to post my results so that it might help another Knock Sensor victim. I'm in Texas, and unfortunately any computer code will keep the car from passing inspection, and unfortunately we didn't find this out until last week when our current sticker was up. As advised, I purchased a new knock sensor and sub harness running from the ks to an engine compartment connector. Could anyone please direct me by description or a reference foto that might help? I'm going from memory here, but the connector was just behind the throttle body, there was a metal tab that the connector hooked to that held it in place, I'm guessing it wasn't attached to the throttle body itself. When I started the car, it was stumbling terribly. The sensor is on the block between the heads.
Surprisingly even the four-cylinder repair procedure isn't that easy, because of the buried location of the part. At least not in new york state where I live. Is it in the back of the manifold, right in the middle of the back and right next to the firewall? I 'think' I've located the connection where the sub harness connects to the main harness, right behind the throttle body at the rear of the engine. If you have a knock sensor code on any Nissan replacing the knock sensor will not fix it. Your loved ones want your vehicle to give you a relaxing ride along with reliability; obviously you bought a comfortable cruiser like the suburb-friendly Nissan Quest.
You should be able to find the wiring and connector next to the intake manifold. In fact, after you crack the bolt loose you can spin it out with your fingertips. Is it in the back of the manifold, right in the middle of the back and right next to the firewall? I took the intake hose that goes to it off again today and didn't see a wire that went from there into the intake manifold. Locate the knock sensor and tap on an engine location near the sensor do not directly strike the sensor. A resonant style knock sensor Courtesy: msextra.
Crank the engine, put the vehicle in gear and keep your foot on the brake. This is called engine knock, and it can quickly cause catastrophic engine failure in your Xterra. The knock sensor is a form of transducer, which is a device that converts changes in physical quantity into an electrical signal. My problem is that i cannot find the engine compartment end of the ks sub harness to plug into. An old-style knock sensor Courtesy: autobarn.
One of the things that shock me is the far-reaching number of automobiles affected by this Nissan knock sensor code. You should see a reading of about 12 volts indicating a good ground. However, when faced with a Nissan knock sensor code in the P0325 through P0334 range I have never found anything besides a failed sensor. My guess is that what you are experiencing is the vehicle going into fail-safe mode. Since the location is low the easiest way to get to it is to raise the car and approach it from the bottom. Even some of the new models with the trusted 2. Thanks, bobby knapp knock sensor codes do not fail vehicles for inspection in my state.