Hey. I am new to the forum and my truck is a 1992 F150 5.0/302 4X4 swb. I recently bought the truck and in process of complete restore have found out that the manufacture has discontinued the knock sensor and I have had no luck at local parts shops. Truck runs great but stil would like to find a replacement for it. If anyone has an idea please HELP!
I have the same problem...Mine is DESTROYED!!!!!..Once again...DESTROYED!!!! It amazes me how the P.O.'s drive these vehicles in the GROUND!! Just continue to dump oil in it and some gas, maybe put some air in the tires(Only 'cuz they LOOK low) drive it further in to the GROUND...AND AT THE SAME TIME, GET IT INSPECTED!!!!!!!!
I did see some available thru E-Bay. You can do a search here, hence someone was just asking for one for a '92 4.9L and could not find one anywhere.
If sensor detects knock...retards timing 4 degrees. If you are not expierencing knock you could run it without....may or may not set check engine light. I believe the trucks were the only 5.0's to even get the sensor. I am guessing due to possible pulling of heavy loads with today's great fuels.