check engine light on 1999 Toyota Avalon

check engine light is on diagnostics reveal it may be the engine knock sensor. Cost locally around $1,100 is there anything I can do to temporarily get it off for inspection purposes?

by in Charlotte, NC on May 09, 2011
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ANSWER by on May 09, 2011
the parts are $198 each and there are two of them. you may want to get a second opinion from a good Japanese specialty shop, especially if the estimate was done by the dealer. and no, you cannot bypass this sensor. fix it or park it.
COMMENT by on May 16, 2011
Thank you for the reply.I've done dealer and private repair estimates both came in around$1,100+/-, one repair shop said they could do it for around $650. Big gap made me suspecious. Am I hurting anything by driving with it on? The car has around 220,000 miles and is running fine/good condition except for this issue.
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