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How much does Speed Sensor Replacement cost in Elkton?

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

Speed Sensor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2014 Ram ProMaster 1500$121$26.43$94.999%$133.93
2016 Chrysler Town & Country$169$26.43$142.4810%$187.68
2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser$132$37.36$94.998%$144.86
2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$201$49.46$151.989%$221.46
2007 Audi A8 Quattro$496$401.11$94.992%$508.61
2008 Audi S6$394$109.40$284.978%$431.90

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 Elkton

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Brandon

18 years of experience
275 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Great mechanic! Arived on schedule and corrected my vehicle's problem.

Victor

35 years of experience
228 reviews
Victor
35 years of experience
Victor arrived on time and got the job done quickly and professionally.

Phillip

31 years of experience
22 reviews
Phillip
31 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.

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..

Vincent

21 years of experience
21 reviews
Vincent
21 years of experience
Professional, knowledgeable and very personable. I like having the ability to speak directly with the mechanic putting his hands on my car instead of having to only deal with the person behind the counter. He knows how to find and explain the issue to my understanding.

Johnny

33 years of experience
267 reviews
Johnny
33 years of experience
Johnny is a great mechanic with great experience. He’s very well knowledgeable about cars. I would use his service again.

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.

Juan

10 years of experience
216 reviews
Juan
10 years of experience
He came a little early and informed me he would be a bit early, finished the work earlier than expected and my car is running as smooth as ever.

Oreste

14 years of experience
149 reviews
Oreste
14 years of experience
Oreste came out to my house yesterday afternoon to replace the speed sensor in my car. I was very pleased at his punctuality, his professionalism, how well he kept me informed while he worked on my car, and especially how speedy he got the job done! He was finished in less than a half hour.

Johnnie

29 years of experience
35 reviews
Johnnie
29 years of experience
Professional , got the job done and offered great advice

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