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1996 Dakota 3.9L Knock Sensor?

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Old 12-28-2018, 02:28 PM
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Default 1996 Dakota 3.9L Knock Sensor?

When accelerating from a stop, my 5 speed 3.9L with 3.55 rear gears pings sometimes on regular. Using premium, i don't hear that noise. Motor has 280,000 miles on it. I wonder if this vehicle was equipped with a factory knock sensor? Thank you.
 
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As you can find out from the factory service manual (copy downloadable from a link in the FAQ ... no excuses for not having one!) no, no, it doesn't.

Try a mid grade.

Or, what I would do, is to give it the Seafoam treatment and see if you can decarbon the heads and pistons a bit.

If you DO overhaul it, consider EngineQuest heads; they have a much better quench design and resist knocking. Along with breathing better.

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Thank you for answering my question and I will take your sage advice into consideration.
 

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