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    1. Member S1M8A09's Avatar
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      12-31-2009 02:52 PM #1
      can someone tell me where its located. i know someone told under the manifold but how can i get to it without taking the manifold off please help

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      12-31-2009 02:54 PM #2
      Quote, originally posted by S1M8A09 »
      can someone tell me where its located.

      Which one? There's TWO on the 1.8T.

      Quote, originally posted by S1M8A09 »
      but how can i get to it without taking the manifold off please help

      You can't; the intake manifold has to come off to access / remove.

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      12-31-2009 02:56 PM #3
      the front one

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      12-31-2009 03:11 PM #4
      they said knock sensor bank one

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      12-31-2009 04:04 PM #5
      is there any other way to get to the knock sensor on a 1.8t without pulling the intake minifold

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      12-31-2009 04:25 PM #6
      bump

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      12-31-2009 05:19 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by S1M8A09 »
      is there any other way to get to the knock sensor on a 1.8t without pulling the intake minifold


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      12-31-2009 06:08 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by S1M8A09 »
      they said knock sensor bank one

      That would be on the FRONT side of the engine block on cylinder 1.
      It's just left, and below of the oil fill cap.

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      01-05-2010 08:04 PM #9
      that means that i can do it myself when i change the oil right

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      01-05-2010 08:32 PM #10
      They're actualy both on the front, and you don't need to remove the manifold to get to them. I just replaced both on a customer's car a few weeks ago. Took maybe a hour and a half to do both.

      Remove the SAI stuff, get it out of the way. One is located between the manifold and the oil filter housing, the other is behind the dipstick tube, a little to the left of it when looking at the front of the car.


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      01-05-2010 08:39 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by 87vr6 »
      They're actualy both on the front, and you don't need to remove the manifold to get to them. I just replaced both on a customer's car a few weeks ago. Took maybe a hour and a half to do both.

      Remove the SAI stuff, get it out of the way. One is located between the manifold and the oil filter housing, the other is behind the dipstick tube, a little to the left of it when looking at the front of the car.

      what is SAI stuff i am a little bit of an amamteur to DIY


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      01-05-2010 09:12 PM #12
      The secondary air equipment. Some of it is the tray directly in front of the intake manifold. You don't really need to disconnect anything other than the two plugs on that tray, unbolt it from the manifold, then that crap will be out of your way and you can start finding the knock sensors. They attach with a 13mm bolt (who'd a thunk it?), the left hand one is easy to get to, the drivers side is a little harder.

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      01-07-2010 03:45 AM #13
      im going to take a stab at it saturday.... i will let you people know what happens...

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      12-02-2011 07:38 PM #14
      did you happen to find them and replace them?
      i have to do the same im curious how it worked out

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      12-02-2011 07:40 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by MACdubb View Post
      did you happen to find them and replace them?
      i have to do the same im curious how it worked out
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