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Well poop

The check engine light came on in my Odyssey, a vehicle that has essentially been relegated to hauling duty only.

Code says knock sensor. Having let it sit for a month (or more) I immediately assumed rodents ate my wires (already happened to the sending unit a couple years ago).

I peered into the V of the engine as best I could, where the knock sensor lives, and I could see a huge ball of dead grass. Rodents confirmed.


Today I pulled the upper intake to replace the harness. After pulling out what seemed like a pillow case worth of bedding, I can see one end of the harness, completely freed of wires. Unfortunately, when I checked the sensor end, the top of it where the harness connects is sitting cockeyed. Damn it, the 13 year old, clearly brittle plastic is broken.

So, Iā€™m admitting defeat on this one. The upper intake is worth the effort. Fuel rails, new tools to get to the sensor, etc are officially too far for a 13 year old van with 180k and a rust hole keeping it from getting a sticker.

Off to the chopping block.

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