Knock sensor ?

Tony Hoffman auditony at
Sun Oct 26 18:22:03 PDT 2008

I've done it before, on a V8Q. Had a bad one, used a known good one
from a 5000TQ. It cleared the code, so I'd assume there's not a
problem with switching them. Since they are all basically a
piezo-electric crystal designed to generate voltage at a given
frequency, I don't see why there would be a difference.

However, without a dyno (before and after runs) I can't be 100% sure.

Perhaps someone out there has more info, but until then, I'd certainly
swap them out and see if that clears the code. It can't hurt anything.


On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 6:01 PM,  <dgraber460 at> wrote:
> Any experts (or non experts) know if knock sensors can be exchanged across engines?
> I'm trying to diagnose why I'm getting a sporadic check engine light?in my recent 20V 3B motor in my URQ. The knock sensor with a suspect wiring at the block has a part number of 077-905-377A (& 0261-231-040).
> The code stored earlier, and cleared was "00540 003 - Knock sensor (KS) 2-G66 No signal".
> A sensor I picked up yesterday at the breakers [an MC engine I believe]?is 034-905-377A (& 0261-231-004).
> Can these be interchanged?
> Yes - the one on the motor was torqued to spec.
> Dennis Graber
> Denver, CO
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