SureTrack Real Fix: GMC Sierra Repeats Knock

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Real Fixes from SureTrack® provides expert-based knowledge captured from millions of documented repairs and community discussions. Read on to see how SureTrack can help you fix tricky issues that, like this 2006 GMC Sierra 1500, are not easily diagnosed with OEM information alone. SureTrack is available at no additional cost within ProDemand®.

This fix illustrates the power of the SureTrack community to quickly help a fellow tech solve a tricky diagnosis. SureTrack community member, schoolhouse2021, had a 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 roll into the shop with the same Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) from a year ago. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of Ericsautomotive and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

The following Community Fix summarizes the interaction between members of the community that led to the solution.

2006 GMC Sierra 1500

5.3L Eng. VIN T

Knock Sensor Issues

Check engine light on

Diagnostic Steps Performed/Parts Replaced
Plugged a scan tool into the vehicle and the DTCs P0327 and P0332 appeared for the Knock Sensors. Both knock sensors were replaced a year ago, including the wiring coming from under the intake. After a year, the vehicle is now returning the same code, P0327- Knock Sensor 1 Signal Short/Low, and a new code P0332 – Knock Sensor 2 Signal Short/Low. However, after checking over all the wiring and sensors, no faults were found.

Once the question was posted to the SureTrack community, member Ericsautomotive provided great insight. If the parts used to replace the issue a year ago were after-market Knock Sensors, then there’s a good chance those parts need replacing again due to wear and tear.

After-market parts were used to fix the P0327 DTC for Knock Sensor 1 a year ago.

Replaced both Knock Sensors with OEM parts and now the vehicle is running great with no check engine light.

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About the Author

Abagail Lucero

Abagail Lucero is the Product Marketing Manager for ProDemand. She joined the company in 2011 as a member of the SocialCRM shop marketing team and has served in many roles at Mitchell1, lastly as Security and Compliance Supervisor. Abagail holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California University of Pennsylvania.