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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
2005 Honda S2000 $241 $160.58 $79.99 10% $268.08
2013 Toyota Tacoma $293 $213.01 $79.99 8% $320.51
2016 Ford F-150 $176 $56.42 $119.98 18% $217.67
2008 Cadillac CTS $107 $27.09 $79.99 20% $134.59
2011 BMW X5 $293 $213.05 $79.99 8% $320.55
2010 Maserati Quattroporte $428 $348.45 $79.99 6% $455.95

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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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YourMechanic Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Emmette

35 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
35 years of experience
Mazda MX-5 Miata - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Passenger Side Rear) - Woodbridge, Virginia
Emmette fixed my original problem very well & as desired, but accidentally damaged a sensor in doing so. But he took responsibility for it, and worked it out with YM, returning a couple weeks later (car functional in meanwhile) to replace the broken sensor free of charge. Very honorable. Much appreciated!
Toyota Camry - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Dumfries, Virginia
Super honest and knowledgeable!! I highly recommend him to anyone needing service on their vehicle!!

Keith

17 years of experience
314 reviews
Keith
17 years of experience
Lincoln MKX - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Kissimmee, Florida
Arrived early and was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and skilled. Ended up booking multiple jobs with him based on such a great experience.
Chrysler PT Cruiser - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front, Driver Side Rear, Passenger Side Rear) - Kissimmee, Florida
Very nice, knowledgeable & professional young man. Would highly recommend him & your service to any of my friends & family. Prices were reasonable for the amount of work he had to do.

Charles

33 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
33 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz E350 - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Georgetown, Texas
Very efficient and personable. Seems extremely knowledgeable about Mercedes e350 2007. Could not ask for more. Ellis
Hyundai Genesis - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Austin, Texas
After much reschedulling, Charles arrived despite inclement weather and did the job. He is knowledgeable: courteous and personable. I would recommend him without reservation.

Miguel

16 years of experience
21 reviews
Miguel
16 years of experience
Chevrolet Colorado - ABS Speed Sensor Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - Oakland, California
Miguel was great and able to do a fairly complex job in record time and great results! Very pleased wirh his work. I will definitely recommend him and the YourMechanic service going forward. And thank you for continuing to get services to customers timely during this Corona crisis. Grateful!

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