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How much does Speed Sensor Replacement cost in Christmas?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Christmas. Our mechanics in Christmas 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 in Christmas.

Speed Sensor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2011 Kia Rio5$159$63.61$94.997%$171.11
2007 GMC Sierra 3500 HD$171$75.82$94.996%$183.32
2010 Mazda RX-8$223$128.28$94.995%$235.78
2015 Lexus IS250$132$37.36$94.998%$144.86
2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV$712$75.82$636.4310%$796.07
2006 Ford Mustang$153$38.84$113.988%$167.84

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.


Recent Speed Sensor Replacement reviews in Christmas

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Brian

24 years of experience
201 reviews
Brian
24 years of experience
Got here early and got the job done really appreciate man would definitely recommend

Jason

15 years of experience
344 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Very friendly and knowledgeable and worked quickly

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 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.

Doug

34 years of experience
139 reviews
Doug
34 years of experience
Doug did a outstanding job.. he arrived on time. Will Call him again if Needed..

Eric

15 years of experience
133 reviews
Eric
15 years of experience
A+. Thanks

David

13 years of experience
396 reviews
David
13 years of experience
David was on time, direct, and had know-how to get the job done.

Jeff

33 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
33 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.

Kyle

13 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
13 years of experience
Kyle called ahead of schedule to see if I was available (which I was) so he showed up earlier than my scheduled appointment. He went right to work replacing my Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS). He was friendly, answered all my questions, showed me the old VSS and how it wasn't working anymore, and gave me car tips. My car is running normal again thanks to Kyle! Note: when he called the ID showed the company's CA telephone number. If you're like me, I often don't answer calls from numbers I don't know so if you're expecting your mechanic pick up that CA call.

Bryant

12 years of experience
600 reviews
Bryant
12 years of experience
Bryant is friendly and did a great job.

Jerome

24 years of experience
415 reviews
Jerome
24 years of experience
Very competent, knows his trade very well. Made the right repairs, the right way. Thanks Jerome.

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