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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.
How to Replace a Wheel Speed Sensor
A car wheel speed sensor helps control the anti-lock brake system by determining if a wheel is moving at a different speed than the other wheels.
How to Replace a Transmission Speed Sensor
Transmission speed sensors accurately calculate a car's road speed. If this sensor is faulty, a Check Engine Light will indicate the driver.

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Transmission was slipping. Could it be the VSS?
Hi there. For the speedometer to be malfunctioning, either the vehicle speed sensor (VSS) could be loosing signal or the gauge has a bad resister. Now, as far as the transmission slipping, check the transmission fluid level. If the fluid...
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Transmission does not shift properly
This may be a sign of a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission...
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Power steering went out. Turn signals and speedometer won't work. As well as heating
Hello there, many faults will cause your power steering to go out and the P0500 and P0705 codes to be found on your 2010 Scion. Without knowing the model of your vehicle I can only offer general advice. If both...
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Won't shift out of 2nd gear.
Hi there. The speed sensor wiring could have a fault issue. Check the wiring to the speed sensor and see if there is a 5 volt reference. If there is no voltage, then there may be a break in the...
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2001 Chevy Silverado 1500 will not shift out of first gear. If you press on the gas pedal and then let off, the transmission would shift.
Hi there. The transmission is not shifting for the transmission speed sensor could have failed. This is the reason why when the throttle is let off and then the transmission shifts gear. The speed sensor is not communicating to the...
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Car won't speed up past 30 Mph.
Billing question sent to CS for the cost to replace the battery, replace the vehicle speed sensor (VSS), and clear the engine light.
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ABS, Rough shifting
Hello. The only speed sensor located in the rear of the vehicle will be located in the differential housing. This may be the sensor that requires attention. If our transmission is experiencing shifting problems in first gear, and your speedometer...
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Check engine light.
YourMechanic does diagnose and repair speedometer malfunctions. If you desire that this problem be diagnosed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, simply request a speedometer diagnostic and the responding mechanic will get this resolved for...
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AT light on
One of the most common causes for this light to come on is the transmission input speed sensor goes bad and the transmission module connector. If you have the system scanned you would get codes pertaining to the input speed...
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Car rpms were very high before it shifted gears. Every time I stop it happens again 2006 Chevy Cobalt
Hello - there are two possible causes of the "high RPM before shifting" behavior you are experiencing. The engines throttle position sensor, which communicates "power request" to the transmission as well as to the engine, may be worn out and...
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Speedometer stops on 40 mph until driving for 20 minutes and then regains correct speed on the speedometer with no other noticeable issues.
Hi there. The issue with your speedometer not working properly is the transmission output shaft speed sensor has a faulty pickup or broken wire inside it. The speed sensor has a magnet that reads between teeth on a gear within...
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Appearance of ABS, skiddig and tyre pressure signage 2009 Volkswagon
Hi there - there are couple of problems that can generate the warning lights you describe. If one or more tires has low air pressure, the vehicle can sense slightly different rotational speeds for each wheel - causing these warnings....
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Transmission shifting
The transmission control module has various sensors such as vehicle speed sensors, wheel speed sensors, throttle position sensors, turbine speed sensor, and transmission fluid temperature sensors that all direct information to it in order for it to perform it’s function....
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ABS modulator and brakes activate under 3 mph.
Hi there. If all of the components to the brake system has been replaced for the ABS system, then the transmission output shaft speed sensor could have failed. This speed sensor tells the driver what speed the vehicle is moving...
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Speedometer sensor - 2002 Dodge Durango
Hi - the speedometer sensor for your Durango is electronic, and there are instrument panel sensors and wiring adjacent to the steering column. Check to be sure all connectors are re-seated, to their proper mates as well. If you would...
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Abs and traction control light stays on
Hello. Thank you for writing in. When it comes to the readings you hace recieved, chances are the one odd sensor out is likely the culprit. It also depends on what setting your ohm meter is set to. You are...
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ABS, traction control and 4wd lights come on, brakes dragging? 2008 Jeep Patriot
Hello - mostly likely, a malfunctioning wheel speed sensor or other ABS sensor is causing these symptoms. ABS, traction control and auto-engaging 4WD are integrated systems, and share sensors. A malfunction in one system can bleed over to the other...
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Trac off light and engine light came on at same time when I turned the engine on.
Hi there. The Trac Off light is for the traction control. The computer has turned off the traction control for a various reason. The controller could be malfunctioning, the vehicle speed sensor could be malfunctioning, or the wheel speed sensors...
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Getting the code P0500. Changed both NC & NT sensors. Can't pull out the vehicle speed sensor (VSS).
Hi there. The code P0500 is in reference with the vehicle speed sensor. The possible causes that contribute for this code to appear are: The vehicle speed sensor (VSS) is not reading properly There is a broken or frayed...
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Why does my car not have a spark from my ignition coil?
The most common cause of no start with no spark on this engine is the crankshaft sensor in the bell housing on the top drivers side. The sensor tells the computer when the engine is turning. and will trigger the...

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