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
Get Your Car Fixed at a RepairPal Certified Shop.
We certify shops based on expertise, quality work, and verified customer reviews
1 answer 1 comment
ANSWER by , 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 , 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.