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The knock sensors are under the intake manifold. Are you replacing them because of a code that is setting?
What year is your truck and what is the code please.
I'll send you the procedure for removing and installing the intake. Once you have the intake off, remove any of the foam from the bottom off the manifold. After you replace the rear knock sensor, look for signs of corrosion and water intrusion. If there is corrosion in the sensor or the wiring, you should replace the sensor and that harness. Once that is done, apply a bead of silicone RTV around the rear knock sensor opening and leave a gap in the sealant at the rear of the opening. This will prevent any water from getting trapped and causing damage to the new sensor. Reinstall the intake with new gaskets and you should be good to go.
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