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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.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee $136 $56.40 $79.99 16% $163.90
2012 Toyota Matrix $341 $213.01 $127.98 11% $385.01
2011 Toyota Sienna $293 $213.01 $79.99 8% $320.51
2009 Audi TT Quattro $145 $64.92 $79.99 15% $172.42
2016 Cadillac CTS $112 $32.41 $79.99 19% $139.91
2011 Audi S5 $156 $75.90 $79.99 15% $183.40

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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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Eduardo

19 years of experience
450 reviews
Eduardo
19 years of experience
Dodge Journey - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Houston, Texas
Eduardo was very polite and courteous he showed up early that was great. I would like him to work on my other vehicle.
Volkswagen Golf - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Houston, Texas
Super communicative, explained what was going on and why, got straight to work and finished ahead of schedule. Very painless and easy process, I'm a fan!

Jeremy

20 years of experience
429 reviews
Jeremy
20 years of experience
Volkswagen CC - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Passenger Side Rear) - Delray Beach, Florida
Inquisitive, methodical, persistent are some of the words that first come to mind when thinking about the excellent experience that I had with Jeremy's work on my car's (VW CC 2013) ABS issues. Jeremy is an outstanding mechanic and a thorough professional. I am pleased to give him my unqualified highest recommendation.
Volkswagen CC - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Passenger Side Rear) - Delray Beach, Florida
Jeremy is very knowledgeable and experienced with Volkswagen cars, something that I was looking for. There may be an issue with the replaced ABS sensor or the coding may have been changed by Volkswagen. He is rescheduling a replacement of the sensor under their warranty. Jeremy is very thorough and an outstanding mechanic.

John

20 years of experience
495 reviews
John
20 years of experience
Ford Escape - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Passenger Side Rear) - Orlando, Florida
Very satisfied with John's service and attention to detail. Very pleasant and professional. Would highly recommend John and your mechanic

Adam

17 years of experience
100 reviews
Adam
17 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz ML350 - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Driver Side Front) - West Palm Beach, Florida
Excellent thorough and highly experienced professional with an encyclopedic knowledge of complex Mercedes electrical systems. Adam was extremely helpful, instructive and efficient. Look forward to his help in the future!

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