The powertrain control module (PCM) contains integrated knock sensor (KS) diagnostic circuitry. The KS produces an AC voltage at all engine speeds and loads. The PCM then adjusts spark timing based on the amplitude and frequency of the KS signal.
The PCM uses the KS signal to calculate the average voltage. Then, the PCM assigns a voltage value. The PCM checks the KS and related wiring by comparing the actual knock signal to the assigned voltage range. A normal KS signal should stay outside the assigned voltage range. This DTC will set if the KS signal is within the assigned voltage range or if the KS signal is not present.
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