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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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Keith

14 years of experience
62 reviews
Keith
14 years of experience
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.
2001 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER - ABS SPEED SENSOR REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT, PASSENGER SIDE FRONT, DRIVER SIDE REAR, PASSENGER SIDE REAR) - KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA

Emmette

32 years of experience
214 reviews
Emmette
32 years of experience
Super honest and knowledgeable!! I highly recommend him to anyone needing service on their vehicle!!
2007 TOYOTA CAMRY - ABS SPEED SENSOR REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE FRONT) - DUMFRIES, VIRGINIA

Luke

12 years of experience
137 reviews
Luke
12 years of experience
Luke has been nothing but great to me since he came out to fix my car the first time. He came out to fix a few issues that a previous mechanic looked over on my car and he was sure to show me each issue. He shows me his work each time and explains what he's done in detail and I really appreciate that from a mechanic. If I can get Luke any time I have an issue with my car, I know that my car is in good hands and I won't have to worry.
2008 FORD ESCAPE - ABS SPEED SENSOR REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE FRONT) - SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI

Micheal

23 years of experience
12 reviews
Micheal
23 years of experience
Michael was early, which worked out great for me, he explained everything. What i thought was wrong, was not what was wrong, so he fixed the right thing. I have driven the car, it now works great. He checked a bunch of things on the car and even put air in my tires. I am going to have him fix my other car as well now. I now have my new mechanic! Very happy with Michael and his work:)
2004 HYUNDAI ELANTRA - ABS SPEED SENSOR REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE FRONT) - ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FLORIDA

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