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Old 10-27-2012, 03:19 PM   #19
Kabigon
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Think of the knock sensor as a microphone that is tuned to a specific frequency.
Even when the engine is running normally (no knocking/pinging), it has a certain amount of output.

If for example the knock sensor had no output while the engine is running, the PCM will see that as a bad sensor.
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