Speed Sensor Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(34)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(34)

How much does Speed Sensor Replacement cost in Levittown?

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

Speed Sensor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2010 GMC Sierra 1500$181$38.84$142.489%$200.09
2007 Volkswagen Touareg$431$231.87$199.475%$457.62
2006 Subaru Baja$361$75.95$284.979%$398.45
2007 Infiniti G35$529$167.72$360.968%$576.22
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350$254$16.34$237.4710%$285.09
2013 Chevrolet Corvette$262$62.56$199.479%$288.31

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 Levittown

Excellent Rating

(34)

Rating Summary
33
0
0
0
1
33
0
0
0
1

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.

Nazareth

27 years of experience
276 reviews
Nazareth
27 years of experience
Great and Straightforward

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.

Nicholas

11 years of experience
586 reviews
Nicholas
11 years of experience
Was in contact before appointment and during Appointment, Nicolas professional opinion had my best interest did a great job very professional would definitely use him again

Jason

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

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.

Stacy

24 years of experience
366 reviews
Stacy
24 years of experience
Honest mechanic, I can appreciate that.

Matthew

33 years of experience
1222 reviews
Matthew
33 years of experience
Matt is good at his job and I will definitely use him again.

Brandon

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

Caz

17 years of experience
107 reviews
Caz
17 years of experience
Caz was very helpful. He helped me to learn so much about my own car! Would definitely recommend!

Recent articles & questions

Is it Safe to Drive With an Oil Leak?
Oil lubricates the engine, and is an essential part of your vehicle. Oil reduces corrosion, helps to cool the engine, and...
The Traveler’s Guide to Driving in Cuba
Cuba Cuba is a beautiful country that has gone through many changes. Now that travel to the country is easier, many people are visiting to see everything that the country has to offer, including a number of historical sites, and...
B1972 OBD-II Trouble Code: Passenger Rear Seat Up Switch Circuit Short to Battery
B1972 means there is a circuit failure in a passenger rear seat up switch, likely due to damaged electrical components or a faulty switch.

Loss of power, likes to run hot and occassionally get close to overheating

Most importantly, you need to understand, that when the engine overheats and the coolant level gets low, the sensor that relays the temperature to the gauge is reading the temperature of the air in the engine. The sensor normally reads...

Are car batteries covered under warranty

Hi There, I would suggest checking with the Ford dealership where you purchased the vehicle as this can vary a bit depending on the specific vehicle and the warranty offered for that car. In general, however usually batteries will have...

Where is the starter located on a 2005 ford escape hybrid?

The starter is above the oil filter and opposite the A/C compressor (on the same "side" of the engine as the A/C compressor). The starter may be obscured by a splash shield that indeed must be removed to replace the...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

+1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com