Q: Knock sensor how long can I driver it knowing the issue

asked by on

Need to replace the knock sensor how long can I drive till u get the part

My car has 55000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It all depends on the problem the knock sensor is causing. If your engine is pinging when you accelerate then you may damage the piston and valves by driving it. It is not a matter of giving a time but the problems the sensor is causing can be immediate. If you need assistance with getting this fixed, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile technicians can come to your home or office to service your vehicle.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Knock sensor how long can I driver it knowing the issue

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Mass air flow sensor

Hello. The first thing that I would suggest is that you return the mass airflow sensor and get a new one. The mass airflow sensor you installed could be defective causing the same issue you were having previously. Make sure...

Q: Downshifts suddenly automatic locks

When you encounter the problem try and see if your cruise control works. If the brakes lights stay on, it will cause the cruise to be inoperative and affect the overdrive of the transmission and door locks autolock function. Come...

Q: Wierd rpm spike when coasting in vehicle.

Your car has an automatic transmission and will automatically downshift as the speed of the vehicle slows down. This spike in RPM's is just the downward gear spinning the motor up slightly as it downshifts. Nothing to worry about as...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...