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    • 55trucker
      Try not to give into the habit of *throwing money at the problem*. Purchasing unnecessary part is a waste of money........ The code 43 may not necessarily be the knock sensor itself but an issue with the harness or possibly the ECM. Seeing as you have the code 53 (system overvoltage) if you know beyond a doubt that the alternators regulated output is approx 14.2 when the engine is running then the ECM could be the source of the issue.
    • mycarsucks
      well if I can get a few more years out of it then its worth $250 to me. It had new tires, front wheel bearings, tie rods, and ball joints before the motor blew up. Intake gaskets were also done a few weeks prior. Trans shifts perfect the ta mount doesn't seem like its structurally compromised at all as Ive hit lots of potholes with it and the ball joints went out before the TA mount did lol.  If I cut out around that rust hole could I get a little plate of steel and pop rivet it in to buy me a little more time? that's the only rusty part on the whole mount, or could I pull up the carpet and pop rivet into the mount from the top to keep it secured to the floorpan? 
    • White93z34
      I mean its like any corrosion related failure, its good till its not. Can't actually say it might be good till you hit a pothole wrong and then its game over. Might go 2 years might go 2 weeks.
    • mycarsucks
      Other side is perfect i tested it with a hammer. I also tested the one in tge pictures and it was solid everywhere outside of that little hole. It held a jack.. how bad do these get before they fail? I dont want to junk it bc the floors and fuel/brake lines are perfect
    • White93z34
      Listen, i'm an idiot. I'm presently putting a new transmission in my 375k daily driver. If the underside looked like that I wouldn't be. Anything is fixable, but that's a pretty complex area and a critical one at that. I can see that the rocker and quarter is made of thin air and the metal around the mount isn't that much better. I know used car prices are out to lunch not but not sure I would put the effort in based on what you're telling us. Then again if you've already bought the engine do the minimum to get the car up and running and scrap it after it finishes breaking. 
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