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Knock sensor replacement

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Asaybdro, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Apr 17, 2018 at 7:41 PM

    Asaybdro [OP] New Member

    Apr 17, 2018
    2000 4runner 3.4
    Ok guys so recently I noticed that my 2000 3.4L was running sluggish and it finally shot me a knock sensor code. I replaced the knocksensors and harness (oem). Also the intake gaskets. After finishing I started her up and she's idling great! But while in neutral giving gas it sputters and is rough getting up in rpms. Once there it sounds good. Also am seeing white smoke during cold start up. It looks like its coming from the center of engine. My question is what could be the issues for this? Do i have a vacuum leake some where? I though it was jist burning off some coolant I had spilled but ive started it several times same smoke and is accelerating the same. Could the manifold gasket be bad? Ill admit I did go the cheap route with the gaskets. Thanks guys
  2. May 15, 2018 at 4:07 AM

    Toyotayoda New Member

    May 8, 2017
    Atlanta area
    1997 SR5 4x4, 302k and counting
    Tacoma whip, 99 console box, tru trac., steering wheel, PWMS and HVAC control out of a 99.
    Did you figure this out? My educated guess would be a bad fuel injector.

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