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HELP SQUIRLLE CHEWED KNOCK SENSON!!!

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by xtreme69692001, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Oct 9, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    xtreme69692001

    xtreme69692001 [OP] NO ONE GETS LEFT BEHIND.

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    Recently the check engine light and traction cont. light came on. I took the truck to the dealer who narrowed it down to the knock sensor. They then (after calling me) took off the air intake and intake manifold to access the knock sensor.

    Under the intake manifold they found the knock sensor with a wire chewed off and acorns in the same area. :confused: They then told me it is not coved by warranty because it is an outside influence:mad:. I then spoke with one of the techs at the shop and they said it was the second one in about the past month and the design is bad and has a big space for animals. To fix it they orginally said they have to replace the harness which cost 2500.00:eek:. Then the following day they said Toyota came out with a kit for the knock sensor wire which total cost went down to 740.00:eek:.

    My truck does sit alot and i do live in the woods so I understand, but just hate that the warranty does not cover this. My insurance will cover the damage but my deductiable is750.00.

    One question can i do ne thing to keep rodents away from the truck? Maybe mothballs? Thank You .
     
  2. Oct 9, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    I had a woodrat chew my knock sensor wiring last december. Only cost me about $350 for it to be fixed from my local dealer, and that was with replacing a section of the harness.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    i fix about 5 a year here,it can be fixed with just some wire,solder,and heat shrink.the expensive part is the labor.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    xtreme69692001 [OP] NO ONE GETS LEFT BEHIND.

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    thanks everyone.
     
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    WTF is a squirlle?
     
  7. Oct 9, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    xtreme69692001

    xtreme69692001 [OP] NO ONE GETS LEFT BEHIND.

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    Yea i know. I cant spell for crap...lol
     
  8. Oct 9, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    zeeya2000

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    start a new hobby, squirrel hunting...... i do it all the time
     
  9. Oct 9, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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  10. Oct 9, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    desertdude59

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    Thats a bummer. The knock sensor is in a bad spot even on my 3.0
     
  11. Oct 9, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    xtreme69692001

    xtreme69692001 [OP] NO ONE GETS LEFT BEHIND.

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    yea im gonna have to start hunting...lol
     
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