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1999 Toyota Avalon Question: check engine light

 

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Visitor, 3.0L V6, Charlotte, NC, May 09, 2011, 08:17

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?

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    overbys from Overbys Inc, May 09, 2011, 09:53
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    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.

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    Visitor, May 16, 2011, 09:16

    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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