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98 Legacy Outback Knock Sensor issue


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#1 Akmelza

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:06 PM

Hey,

I’m trying to replace the knock sensor in a 98 Legacy Outback I just bought, but I ran into a weird problem. I was able to unscrew the sensor, but when I followed the wire to unplug it, I couldn’t find the end. It went on for way longer than it should and then got bundled in with other wires on the left side of the engine.

Does anyone know where the actual plug should be? Because the wire of my new knock sensor is only about 1-2 inches.

#2 golucky66

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:34 PM

Sounds like someone cut out the connector.
I bet if you undo the loom and/or tape about 2 inches up, you'll see either butt connectors or a solder joint.

Edited by golucky66, 13 February 2018 - 04:34 PM.


#3 Akmelza

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:46 PM

Sounds like someone cut out the connector.
I bet if you undo the loom and/or tape about 2 inches up, you'll see either butt connectors or a solder joint.


The weird thing is that it enters the loom about 4 inches in. So the butt connector shouldn’t even be in that area.

#4 golucky66

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:44 PM

Interesting. Well, the only way to know for sure it to open up the harness and inspect what's going on.

You're going to need to open the harness up anyways to install the new knock sensor wires (seeing as there's no connector)

 

Let us know what you find



#5 wtdash

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:52 PM

No offense, but just to ensure we're all on the same page, this is what your KS looks (kinda) like, correct?

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Edited by wtdash, 14 February 2018 - 02:49 PM.


#6 lmdew

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:00 PM

Hit you pull and pay.  Pull the complete intake.






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