Kia Amanti 2004-06

Knock Sensor (KS)

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Operation



The knock sensor is used to detect engine vibrations caused by preignition or detonation and provides information to the ECM, which then retards the timing to eliminate detonation.

Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the necessary components to gain access to the sensor.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the sensor connector.
  6.  
  7. Remove the sensor from its mounting.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the sensor to 11-18 ft. lbs.
  4.  

Testing




NOTE
If the sensor is suspected of being defective, it should be replaced with a known good component for testing purposes.

  1. Check the sensor torque. It should be 11-18 ft. lbs.
  2.  
  3. If the sensor is still not functioning, replace it with a known good component.
  4.  
  5. Recheck the sensor.
  6.  

 
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