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How to Replace an ABS Speed Sensor
The Anti-Lock Braking System uses speed sensors to make sure your wheels are synced when braking. Most modern cars are equipped with this sensor.
How to Replace a Speed Timing Sensor
Some signs of a failed speed timing sensor include a Check Engine Light and poor performance. It's also known as the crankshaft position sensor.

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The rodeo has a slipping problem when taking off. It also shifts hard from 1 to 2 then 3 and 4
Hi, thanks for writing in. Let's go over some basics. The transmission is shifting to all 4 gears. This means the solenoids are working. The solenoids get there command from the PCM. The PCM uses the speed sensors to know...
Input turbine speed sensor B has stopped working
Hello and thank you for your question. It sounds like the input turbine speed sensor B has failed or lost connection to the engine control module (ECM). You will first need to check the wiring to the sensor and see...
Service ABS/Traction control/Active Handling messages on DIC
Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU...
Speedometer not working
Hello. In order to more specifically answer your question, I would require your vehicle's make and model. Generally speaking, speedometers are usually controlled by a speed sensor, and in older models with an accompanying speedometer cable. If the speed sensor...
Can an exited ring and speed sensor cause shifting problem
Hello. If a component rusted off and damaged the speed sensor, then yes, the vehicle may possibly experience issues shifting. The speed sensor plays an important role in the vehicle's shifting behavior, and can cause issues if it breaks or...
Check engine light - O2 sensor circuit + speed sensor circuit...
Hi there. O2 sensor low voltage can be caused my a number of things. Mass air flow sensor was only one of them. It can be a bad O2 sensor, coolant temperature sensor, or wiring issue. What should be...
Where is the speed sensor located and how to replace it
Hello, the speed sensor for the speedometer is located on the transmission at the rear extension housing. The housing is the part that the driveshaft slip yoke (front part of driveshaft) would be position at. The sensor is attached with...
Changing speed sensor in rear tires
Hello. Most wheel speed sensors are mounted to the vehicle with one bolt. This bolt is sometimes a torx or a hex head bolt. Sometimes these sensors will have an O-ring on them to prevent any fluid leaks from the...
Where is my vehicle speed sensor located?
Hi, thanks for writing in. The speed sensor on your Dodge Caravan is located down near the driver's side of the engine. This video shows a step by step process as to how to replace this. If you would...
Brakes lock up when wet
This is a common issue with the ABS systems in many cars when the wheel speed sensors are going bad. All of the wheels on the car have wheel sensors that monitor the speed of the wheels and relay this...
input speed shaft sensor location?
Hey there. The turbine speed sensor is located on the drivers side of the transmission just above the shift lever and sensor. The turbine sensor is mounted in the side of the transmission.
Traction control light comes on occasionally in dry weather
The traction control system is dependent on wheel speed sensors at all 4 wheels. It reads the speed of each individual wheel. If it detects a wheel or wheels, spinning faster than other wheels, it can apply braking or reduce...
Hello. i want the electronic component and circuit of vss ( with detail)
Unfortunately, this is a page meant for questions as to what could be wrong with a system of your vehicle and how to go about the repair. A little bit more information would be needed as to what exactly you...
Transmission problem
The VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor) is most likely bad and needs to be replaced. The reason that the transmission shifts almost normally with it disconnected is due to the computer is using a failure memory to substitute for the shift...
At slow speeds the ABS kicks in when breaking. I'm on dry pavement. Is the speed sensor or hydraulic brake booster pump at fault?
Hello. Most of the time this is caused by a wheel speed or a yaw sensor issue. I would start by checking the tires. Make sure that they are all the same. If one of the tires is different than...
Check engine light came on. Had it checked and it was a right wheel speed sensor. Showed code error. Is this a serious problem?
Hi, thanks for writing in. With a failed wheel speed sensor, your anti-lock brakes, traction control and/or stability control systems will not function properly. These systems rely on wheel speed sensors to determine when and if braking needs to be...
It sounds like one of the wheel sensors is not working properly and causing the vehicle to be in failure drive mode. You may have damaged one of the wheel speed sensors when replacing the bearings and brakes. Have the...
abs light on brake line broke have been replace I bleed brake line but brake pad still go to the floor now wheels lock up
Hello. If the brake pedal is going to the floor then that means that it is not building pressure. If the brake system has been fully bled and there is no air in it then most of the time it...
My instrument cluster is not telling me my speed and mileage
It sounds like your speed sensor on the back of the transmission has failed. I would certainly recommend having it professionally tested to verify this diagnosis but this is the most likely cause. If the gauge cluster is still displaying...
My cars speedometer just now started wiggling and going back and forth and sometimes to 0 mph.
I would recommend changing the speedometer. I recommend this because the speedometer on older vehicles from the 90s have a manual gear that turns the it. It seems as if the gear has broken and only contacts the needle some...

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