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How much does Speed Sensor Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 GMC Savana 2500 $90 $19.54 $70.00 29% $127.04
2008 Ford Explorer $90 $20.22 $70.00 29% $127.72
2003 Nissan Maxima $194 $124.44 $70.00 16% $231.94
2003 Land Rover Freelander $114 $29.98 $84.00 28% $158.98
2010 Lexus ES350 $250 $180.47 $70.00 13% $287.97
2009 Chevrolet Corvette $206 $59.29 $147.00 27% $285.04
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Speed Sensor Replacement Service

What is the Speed Sensor all about?

Located on the transmission case, within the rear differential assembly or inside the ABS system, the vehicle speed sensor reads the speed of the wheel rotation on a vehicle while driving. The sensor also helps the vehicle maintain stability while driving by telling the computer when to release pressure to a wheel while using the ABS.

A type of tachometer, the part consists of a toothed ring and pickup. The speed sensor reads the rotational speed of the reluctor wheel, located within the transmission. Speed sensors within the differential use a trigger wheel mounted in conjunction with the ring gear to accomplish the same tasks as those performed by the transmission-mounted version.

Keep in mind:

  • The mechanic will run a diagnostic on the vehicle to find the exact cause of the problem.

  • A faulty speed sensor sometimes produces symptoms similar to a failing transmission.

  • The mechanic will check the transmission.

  • Some vehicles use the information from the sensor to help determine ride height, a feature in newer vehicles.

  • The mechanic will check all connections to make sure everything remains connected properly.

How it's done:

  • The speed sensor is verified that it needs to be replaced. The vehicle is lifted and supported on jack stands.

  • The speed sensor is located in the rear axle. The speed sensor is removed from the rear axle housing.

  • The new speed sensor is installed into the axle housing.

  • The speed sensor connector is connected. The vehicle is removed from the jack stands.

  • The vehicle is road tested and scanned for proper operation of the speed sensor.

Our recommendation:

When replacing the vehicle speed sensor, the mechanic will first run a diagnostic to make sure that the problem does not lie with the transmission instead.

Replace a faulty speed sensor as soon as possible to avoid further damages on your vehicle. The speed sensor also controls the anti-lock braking system. Driving with a bad speed sensor usually causes the ABS to malfunction and can lead to loss of braking power and/or an accident. The speed sensor likewise affects the transmission, causing it to perform erratically.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Speed Sensor?

  • Odometer does not work
  • Speedometer stops working or performs erratically
  • Cruise control fails to function properly
  • Transmission hesitates to shift gears or shifts roughly, sometimes revving higher as the driver shifts gears
  • Transmission jumps gears
  • Vehicle idles incorrectly
  • Vehicle rumbles
  • Vehicle suddenly loses power
  • Fuel efficiency drops
  • Check Engine Light, brake, or anti-lock warning lamps come on

How important is this service?

While vehicle owners can get away with not replacing a vehicle speed sensor initially, they can expect the vehicle’s usability to only worsen over time. Owners want to refrain from waiting until the part goes out completely, which could cause critical vehicle systems, such as the speedometer and anti-lock brakes, to stop functioning entirely.

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Number of Reviews

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Jeff

30 years of experience
438 reviews
Jeff
30 years of experience
Jeff was great! Experienced, timely and a good communicator. My service need was not dire, as I could drive my car without the part replacement. But Your Mechanic had set up four appointments before the correct part was available and installed (Jeff came out twice). He was apologetic and frustrated about the delay in obtaining the right part, but got the job done. I am a satisfied customer.
2004 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER - SPEED SENSOR - ROCKLIN, CALIFORNIA

Phillip

28 years of experience
22 reviews
Phillip
28 years of experience
Little delay in arrival but I expected that due to the nature of the business. Phillip was polite and knew exactly what needed to be done. This was a great service and MUCH CHEAPER than going to a shop!!! I will be using this service again in the future.
2000 DODGE DAKOTA - SPEED SENSOR - ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA

Jeff

30 years of experience
438 reviews
Jeff
30 years of experience
Jeff was friendly, knowledgeable & fixed my car quickly. Really enjoyed meeting him! Both my dad & I plan to book him for all our future automotive needs.
2003 FORD FOCUS - SPEED SENSOR - SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA

Peter

40 years of experience
972 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Right on time, very pleasant to talk to. Explained what was done, showed me old parts and was completed in a timely manner.
1999 FORD TAURUS - SPEED SENSOR - SURPRISE, ARIZONA

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