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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Transmission Speed Sensor
Common signs include harsh or improper shifting, cruise control not working, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
What Happens to Sensors if They are Dirty?
Car sensors can get dirty with normal use. Symptoms of dirty sensors include reduced engine power, worse gas mileage, or an engine that hesitates.
How Are Car Sensors Protected From Heat and Debris?
Reliable car performance depends on sensors to collect and relay data. Some car sensors can be cleaned to make them work reliably again.
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 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.
Is It Unsafe to Continue Driving a Vehicle with Broken Wheel Speed Sensors?
Car wheel speed sensors are an important safety feature. It helps the ABS system work when you need to make an emergency stop.
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 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.

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Why is my VSC light on?

This is related to your vehicle's traction control. VSC stands for Vehicle Stability Control. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/speed-sensor-replacement) on each of the four wheels that monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the...

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...

Transmission

An appropriate diagnostic to resolve your issue is a failure to shift inspection (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/not-able-to-change-gears-inspection). Of course, first check your transmission's fluid level and condition (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/transmission-fluid-service). A really low fluid level can cause shift difficulties. Typically, if a transmission fails to...

ABS light is on.

Your truck 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...

Died while driving.Crank no start got fire got fuel rpm registering air coming out of exhaust when cranking what else can I check

You may have a bad camshaft or crankshaft sensor and not getting injector pulse. Have the computer scanned for codes to one of these sensors and also check fuel pressure with a test gauge to make sure you have proper...

Will I have to take out the whole transmission or apart just to get to to that piece (transmission speed sensor

The output speed sensor is replaced from outside the transmission and is located on rear of transmission. No need to remove transmission.

Car won't start, can hear fuel pump humming so I tried starting fluid in air intake and it ran for few seconds..this is second tim

You should have the computer tested to see if you have cam or crank sensor codes. You may not be getting the injectors turning on due to the camshaft sensor or a weak spark from coils. After computer test then...

I was wondering how much it would be to replace vehicle speed sensor and serpentine belt. 2005 dodge stratus SXT 2.4L.

Your engine have more than one belt and the cause of the noise could be any one of them and also could be the tensioners for the belts not holding enough tension on the belts. The speedometer may be a...

How many Camshaft position sensor are in a Saturn relay

There is two camshaft sensors on this engine mounted in the front of the engine inline with each camshaft.

If a speed sensor on a 08 Dodge Caliber goes will the car drive real slow

It is possible for a speed sensor to limit the throttle opening since the failed sensor system can cause the powertrain to get damaged or not know how fast you are going and will cause failsafe mode on some vehicles....

Transmission shifting

The transmission control module has various sensors such as vehicle speed sensors, wheel speed sensors, throttle position sensors, turbine speed sensor (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/transmission-speed-sensor-replacement), and transmission fluid temperature sensors that all direct information to it in order for it to perform it’s...

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...

My speedometer stopped working

Hello. The Toyota Yaris has an ABS system that has small sensors in each wheel (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/wheel-speed-sensor-replacement). When the ABS system has any of these sensors that are not working, this will also cause the speedometer to not work as well....

where is crankshaft sensor located on a 2000 protege

The crankshaft sensor is on the front of engine below and behind the crankshaft pulley. The air gap on the new sensor should be set to .020 to .060. If gap is too big it will not start and if...

Unplugged output shaft speed sensor to look at possible shotty wiring, plugged it back in, and car shifts worse than before

When you disconnected and reinstalled sensor connector you may have lost most if not all of the connection and may need to remove and clean out connections and new sensor pins with an electronics cleaner and apply a small amount...

where is the crank sensor located on a 1997 geo metro 4 cyl 1.3

The crankshaft sensor is located on bottom right fron of motor near crankshaft pulley.

What voltage should your output sensor be at?

The speed sensor will output less than 1.5 volts since it is a voltage generator and will vary with vehicle speed. If speed output is erratic then you may have to replace the sensor and then see if readings are...

I had the code po342

You will need to make sure the CMP sensor wires are not out of position and near any high voltage wires or coils. If the problem continues then remove the sensor again and check the reluctor on the cam for...

Speed sensor

Hello, thank you for writing in. There are two types of "speed sensors" on the vehicle. Regardless of which one you are referring to, the answer is yes. The transmission speed sensors are the same for both automatic and manual...

Where is the vehicle speed sensor located on a 2004 Golf GLS 4 door hatchback 2.0?

The vehicle speed sensor is mounted on the transaxle housing, usually on the differential. It can be very difficult to see and you will probably have to have the car well in the air to get to it. If by...

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