Ignition Knock (Detonation) Sensor
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BWD Ignition Knock (Detonation) Sensor

Part No. S8696 Warranty  

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BWD knock sensors are designed to respond to knock frequencies up to 1000 Hz accommodating shifts in engine knock frequency, making it a more flexible sensor that responds to help correct engine knock over a broad range of vehicle conditions.
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BWDIgnition Knock (Detonation) Sensor
 
3.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Easy to use (6)
  • Durable (3)

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    • Trucks (5)
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      • Truck enthusiast (4), Mechanic (3)
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    1.0

    Use if you want to do this job twice...

    By BustedKnuckles

    from Houston, Texas

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Do it Yourselfer, MECHANICALLY INCLINED

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      • Incompatible

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        Comments about BWD Ignition Knock (Detonation) Sensor:

        As PowerReviews said: Chevys may not like these knock sensors.
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        2003 Chevy Tahoe

        Check engine light came on (knock sensor, bank 1). Replaced both sensors and wiring harness. 50 miles later check engine light came on again (knock sensor, bank 2). Advance Auto cleared the code twice but it kept coming back on within 50 miles. Luckily I bought the expensive Fel-Pro gaskets. They're built to last and can be re-used. Swapped for AC Delco. 250+ miles so far and no issues.

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        1.0

        Use OEM AC/Delco from Advance instead

        By Leebobagogo

        from Nantahala Gorge

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            Comments about BWD Ignition Knock (Detonation) Sensor:

            Got check engine like and bad knock sensor code on 2004 5.3 Chevy 1500 Silverodo @ 125k miles. Pulled intake manifold, not an easy job and found the rear knock sensor very corroded and felt sure this was cause. Replaced both sensors and wiring harness and upgrade gaskets as not wanting to go back in to replace. Then within 50 miles got same code. Checked with a repair shop and was told that anything but the GM part can give you fits. Advance let me return the BWD sensors and pay diff for the AC/Delco sensors. Replaced about 200 miles ago and no check engine light. Wish I had use AC/Delco the first time and not had to redo the job. Also suggest using rtv around the rubber covers on the harness. Youtube has several videos on replacing sensors and was very helpful. Was quoted $600-700 to do this job at repair shop.

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            (10 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works

            By P100d

            from Nashville Tn

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              Comments about BWD Ignition Knock (Detonation) Sensor:

              Good Idea to get the wiring harness too Your old one will break.

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              (9 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Saved lots of money installing it myself

              By Jay

              from South Jersey

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                    Comments about BWD Ignition Knock (Detonation) Sensor:

                    Check engine light came on. Two codes indicated the knock sensors were bad. A few codes indicated there was a problem with catalytic converter efficiency. I knew this was a hard job. I bought the better set of intake manifold gaskets for $79 at Advance. Job was about 3 hours. There was a lot of crud in the knock sensor location. I cleaned the grime out and installed the new sensors. I used the original wiring harness although many people recommend changing them. I used a voltmeter to verify the original cable had continuity. I took the alternator off to make room. After reassembling everything my Silverado ran great. Better economy and acceleration. So these knock sensors were the problem. I cleared the check engine light with a scanner and it hasn't come back on after 200 miles so this fixed my problem.

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                    (9 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    installed! Great,no more check eng code

                    By big daddy

                    from t/c mich

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                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

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                      • LS eng's 485360L V8
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                      Comments about BWD Ignition Knock (Detonation) Sensor:

                      GREAT PART for the money save over GM price
                      please note : repacing the knock sensor is not a easy or fast task plane on about 4-5 hours if you have the tools as the upper intake & fuel inj must be removed to get at the sensor!

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                      (8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Chevy 2000 Knock Sensors

                      By Zeke

                      from Brownsville, Texas

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                      Comments about BWD Ignition Knock (Detonation) Sensor:

                      Easy to install and that service engine light didnt come back 'on'. :-)

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                      (9 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Fit was great. Fixed the problem.

                      By Saving Money

                      from Maine

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                        Comments about BWD Ignition Knock (Detonation) Sensor:

                        Once you get at the part. It was easy to install. It fixed the error code that my engine had shown. Seemed of good quality.

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                        (9 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Worked perfectly

                        By silverman

                        from White,Ga

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                            Comments about BWD Ignition Knock (Detonation) Sensor:

                            Has worked as expected.

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                            (12 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Knock Sensor not easy repair

                            By Rick

                            from Lubbock tx

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                              Comments about BWD Ignition Knock (Detonation) Sensor:

                              It worked without any problems

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                              • Q:

                                who exactly is responding to these questions? Where are you getting your references from exactly? Just curious to understand the information and ensure its quality. thanks
                                Asked on 6/8/2013 by jen

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                                  A:

                                  We are in-house experts with experience in automobile industry. We get most of the information from owner manuals, forums/threads, manufacturer websites etc.,. Sometimes we also get some technical information from our own customers who had used the products. If at all there is a major issue we will always request the customer to check with a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                                  Answered on 6/10/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                              • Q:

                                how long can you run truck while knocki sencor is bad?
                                Asked on 5/7/2013 by jess

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                                  A:

                                  With reference to your inquiry on this BWD Ignition Knock (Detonation) Sensor (Part No. S8696), the Knock Sensor retards the engine timing when there is a knock or ping detected. This will make the car a little sluggish. It is rare that the knock sensor goes bad. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                                  Answered on 5/7/2013 by Max from AAP
                              • Q:

                                Are these knock sensors sold as a pair, or seperately?
                                Asked on 3/13/2013 by Phil

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                                  A:

                                  The BWD Sensor - Knock (Detonation) (Part No. S8696) is sold individually. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                                  Answered on 3/13/2013 by Steve from AAP
                              • Q:

                                Where are the knock sensors located on a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8l engine?
                                Asked on 1/21/2013 by MaddMike from Ontario, CA

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                                  A:

                                  With reference to your query on BWD Sensor - Knock (Detonation) - Part No. S8696, The knock sensors are under the intake manifold of your 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8 L. The intake has to come off to get to them. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                                  Answered on 1/21/2013 by Max from AAP
                              • Q:

                                Where is the knock sensor located on an 2004 Chev Silverado 4X4?
                                Asked on 6/16/2012 by Anonymous

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                                  A:

                                  To help you in a better manner, if you could please include the year, make, model, sub-model and engine specification of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

                                  Answered on 6/18/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                              • Q:

                                loatiion of knock sensor on 2005 chevy express 6.0 liter is it under intake manifold? thanks
                                Asked on 6/5/2012 by Anonymous from ct.

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                                  A:

                                  The 2005 Chevy Express 6.0l has two knock sensors. They should be located in the cover of the engine valley under the intake manifold. You need to remove that to get at them.

                                  Answered on 6/6/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                              • Q:

                                i have a 99 gmc 1500 lse serria 5.3 motor wear is the knock senor located
                                Asked on 5/27/2012 by mike z from newportrichey fl

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                                  A:

                                  The knock sensor on your Gmc sierra 1500 5.3 sle should be located on the intake manifold.

                                  Answered on 5/28/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                              • Q:

                                where do i put this at in my truck because i cant find where it goes..
                                Asked on 5/20/2012 by katie from smithfield nc

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                                  A:

                                  To help you in a better manner, if you could please include the year, make, model and engine specification of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

                                  Answered on 5/20/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                              • Q:

                                hi where is the knock sensor in gmc yukon 2002
                                Asked on 3/26/2012 by jlop63 from nc

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                                  A:

                                  The knock sensor is located under the intake manifold mounted on the cam cover in your 2002 GMC Yukon.

                                  Answered on 3/26/2012 by Dennis from AAP
                              • Q:

                                hey where is the knock sensor on a 2005 chevy z71?
                                Asked on 12/5/2011 by Anonymous

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                                  A:

                                  The knock sensor is attached to the cylinder block. It senses engine knocking using a piezoelectric element. A knocking vibration from the cylinder block is sensed as vibrational pressure. This pressure is converted into a voltage signal and sent to the ECM.

                                  Answered on 12/6/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
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