Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Where is the abs brake sensor located on the vehicle

asked by on

My abs brake light is on in the dash, I bought a new sensor and would like to know where the sensor is located on the vehicle so I can replace it.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: If you are referring to the ABS wheel spe...

Hello.

If you are referring to the ABS wheel speed sensors then they will be located on the wheel hubs of the vehicle, front and rear. You will have to determine which sensor is faulty, as the vehicle is equipped with more than one. Also keep in mind that an ABS light can also be set off by other issues, not just with the ABS wheel speed sensors. If you would like help with this replacement consider a certified technician from YourMechanic. They will be able to diagnose the illuminated ABS light and recommend the necessary repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: BMW E39 has no response

Yes, it probably is the main computer. It's a really common problem. If you can't get any response from the scan tool, there are really only three things that can go wrong: the main computer could be bad, the wiring...

Q: Noise at rear tire

The noise you hear may be from an object that got into the tire or you have another problem; if a tac or nail got into the tire, you may hear a tapping noise every time the tire goes around....

Q: How to tighten battery connectors

Hello. Bolting connectors back on can be dangerous if you are not clear on how to do this. If you do not understand the mechanical (bolt on) connection between your cars electrical wiring to the battery terminals, for your own...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.