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How much does Wheel 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.

Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2015 Ram ProMaster 3500$210$115.44$94.995%$222.94
2011 Chevrolet Express 3500$131$35.98$94.998%$143.48
2011 Ford Fusion$192$96.64$94.996%$204.14
2015 BMW 750Li xDrive$157$61.71$94.997%$169.21
2006 BMW Z4$164$68.76$94.997%$176.26
2007 Audi S8$138$43.20$94.998%$150.70

Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement Service

What is the Wheel Speed Sensor all about?

A wheel speed sensor, also called an "ABS sensor," is part of the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS). It is located on the tires (near the brake rotors for the front tires and in the rear end housing for the rear tires). The job of the wheel speed sensor is to constantly monitor and report the rotational speed of each tire to the ABS control module. ABS is a safety system that prevents your car from skidding or sliding when you apply the brakes. When the brake is applied, the ABS control module reads the speed data from the speed sensor and sends the correct pressure to each wheel to prevent any sliding/skidding (wheels locking up).

On cars that come with rotors in each tire, each tire will also have a speed sensor. On cars that have rear drums (instead of rotors), the tires will have one sensor in the rear and two sensors in the front. When one or more of these sensors are faulty, the ABS warning light will go on and the ABS will be disabled. You will still be able to slow down and stop your car, but the tires may slide when you apply brakes, esp. on slippery surfaces.

Keep in mind:

  • The TCS (Traction Control System) relies on the same wheel speed sensors as the ABS, so replacing the sensors can fix both systems.
  • Each wheel has at least one speed sensor, so it is possible that only one of the sensors needs replacing.
  • Sometimes sensors stop working because they are dirty. In this case, the mechanic will repair your sensor by cleaning it, rather than replacing it.

How it's done:

  • Scan the ABS system for codes.
  • Inspect entire brake system.
  • Inspect sensor and reluctor wheel.
  • Remove and replace the wheel speed sensor.
  • Check for proper operations.

Our recommendation:

During a brake service, the mechanic will make sure that the sensor is free of debris or grease that may prevent the sensor from functioning properly.

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

  • ABS warning light is on.
  • ABS system is not working.
  • Traction control warning light is on.

How important is this service?

Without wheel speed sensors, your ABS and TCS will not work. These systems rely on information from the wheel speed sensors; the sensors tell the ABS when to unlock the brakes to avoid sliding, and they tell the TCS when to distribute power to different wheels so that you stay in control of your vehicle. Without wheel speed sensors, the ABS and TCS do not have the information they need, and so they shut off, leaving your car without two primary safety features.


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Jeremy

20 years of experience
597 reviews
Jeremy
20 years of experience
Volkswagen CC L4-2.0L Turbo - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Driver Side Rear) - Delray Beach, Florida
Jeremy replaced one of my rear ABS speed sensors on my VW CC 2013. He made sure to get the OEM part since that is the only compatible ABS sensor for my car. It's great to have a "personal" mechanic who is attentive to what the customer has to say, is conscientious and superbly delivers every time he had to face an issue with my car. I am pleased to recommend Jeremy to anybody who is searching for a great mechanic.

Jonathan

35 years of experience
484 reviews
Jonathan
35 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz GLK350 V6-3.5L - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - Tampa, Florida
Jonathan was on time and finished the task without any issues. He recommended what else needs to be done. Will be scheduling those very soon.

Luke

17 years of experience
159 reviews
Luke
17 years of experience
BMW 135i L6-3.0L Turbo - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Driver Side Rear) - Round Rock, Texas
I was very satisfied with Luke's work. He was quick, efficient, and friendly. I would definitely recommend him in need of car repairs.

Fernando

11 years of experience
71 reviews
Fernando
11 years of experience
Ford Focus L4-2.0L - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Passenger Side Rear) - Bothell, Washington
Fernando is very knowledgeable and service oriented. He did my repair and explained what the issue were and what our next moves are if the solution he provided did not work. I will recommend your services to others.

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