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What are you refering to as the spped sensor??? elaborate please

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Wheel speed sensor broke off in the knuckle how to remove

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What parts have to be removed to change output speedsensor on 97 sebring convertible jxi?

Hi Nicholas, Im AL the owner of Big As Auto Repair.


  1. Raise vehicle on jack stands or centered on a frame contact type hoist. See Hoisting in the Lubrication and Maintenance section of this manual, for the required lifting procedure to be used for this vehicle.
  2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly from the vehicle.
  3. Remove the speed sensor cable routing bracket Speed Sensor Cable Routing Brackets from the steering knuckle. Remove the wiring harness sealing grommet retainer and speed sensor routing bracket from the inner fender.
  4. Remove speed sensor sealing grommet from the inner fender Wheel Speed Sensor Connection To Vehicle Wiring Harness Then unplug the speed sensor cable from the vehicle wiring harness Wheel Speed Sensor Connection To Vehicle Wiring Harness
  5. Remove bolt Speed Sensor Head Attachment To Steering Knuckle attaching the speed sensor head to the steering knuckle. Then remove speed sensor head from steering knuckle. CAUTION: If speed sensor head locating pin has seized to the steering knuckle, do not attempt to remove speed sensor head by grasping with pliers and turning. This will damage the speed sensor head. Use only the following procedure.
  6. If speed sensor head can not be removed from steering knuckle by hand, the locating pin on the speed sensor head has seized to the steering knuckle do to corrosion. Remove speed sensor head from steering knuckle using the following procedure. Remove disc brake caliper from steering knuckle, and remove brake rotor from hub/bearing assembly. Then insert a pin punch through hole in front steering knuckle Speed Sensor Head Removal From Steering Knuckle and tap speed sensor head locating pin out of steering knuckle.
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Where is the vehicle speed sensor located in a 1999 Buick century

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Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information. Remove the right front tire and wheel. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation in Tires and Wheels. Remove the right engine splash shield. Refer to Engine Splash Shield Replacement in Body Front End.
Remove the vehicle speed sensor wiring harness connector.
Remove the vehicle speed sensor bolt (9). Remove the vehicle speed sensor (10) from the extension case.
Remove the O-ring (11) from the vehicle speed sensor (10).
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Lower right side of the engine compartment, on the transaxle

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Need instructions on installing an indicator #7l2z2c182a for 2006 Ford Explorer

SECTION 206-09: Vehicle Dynamic Systems 2006 Explorer/Mountaineer Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 11/03/2007 Wheel Speed Sensor Ring - Rear adobe.gif Printable View (134 KB)
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Item Part Number Description 1 2C182 Wheel speed sensor ring 2 4K138 Halfshaft Removal
  1. Remove the rear halfshaft. For additional information, refer to Section 205-05.
  1. Using a suitable driver, remove the ABS wheel speed sensor ring.
  1. Install the new ABS wheel speed sensor and the Wheel Speed Sensor Ring Installers on the halfshaft as shown.
  1. Using the Wheel Speed Sensor Ring Installers, install the ABS wheel speed sensor ring as shown.

Sep 28, 2011 | 2006 Ford Explorer

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Could you please tell me where the transmission speed censor is located

There are 2 speed sensors on the transmission. The input speed sensor is inside the side cover. remove the cover. disconnect electrical connector. remove retaining clip from cover. remove sensor.

The other sensor is the vehicle speed sensor. ( VSS ) on the left side of transmission, unplug the sensor. remove bolt, remove sensor. reassemble


Aug 08, 2011 | 2001 Buick Park Avenue

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Can you tell me where vechile speed sencor 'A' is on my focus st the fault code is P0500

P0500 Vehicle Speed Sensor "A"
P0501 Vehicle Speed Sensor "A" Range/Performance
P0502 Vehicle Speed Sensor "A" Circuit Low Input
P0503 Vehicle Speed Sensor "A" Intermittent/Erratic/High
Vehicle Speed Sensor Removal & Installation Automatic Transmission To Remove:
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Output shaft speed (OSS) sensor electrical connector.
    • Bolt and OSS sensor
To Install:
  1. Apply a light coat of petroleum jelly to the O-ring before installation
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • OSS sensor torque bolt to 89 in-lbs (10 Nm)
    • OSS sensor electrical connector
Manual Transmission To Remove:
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) electrical connector.
    • Retaining pin.
    • VSS.
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • VSS.
    • Retaining pin.
    • VSS connector.
The VSS is on the transmission near the output shaft. It will not be a wheel speed sensor on the hub.

Good luck on this repair, tommy.

Nov 06, 2010 | 2006 Ford Focus

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Speedometer is reading incorrectly. need to replace the speed sensor on the transmission or some where else.

Yes, I would start at the speed sensor on the transmission called the VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor).

Also, are the tires the right size for the vehicle as indicated by the placard on the inside of the door?

The following is the example for some GMC Envoys (I had to guess on the engine size):

Vehicle Speed Sensor Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the vehicle speed sensor connector. Vehicle speed sensor (A), Retaining bolt (B), O-ring (C) vsssensor.gif

  2. Detach the vehicle speed sensor from the transfer case.
  3. Remove the o-ring from the vehicle speed sensor.
To Install:
  1. Apply transmission fluid to the o-ring.
  2. Install the o-ring onto the vehicle speed sensor.
  3. Attach the vehicle speed sensor to the transfer case. Torque the bolt to 97 in-lb (11 Nm).
  4. Connect the vehicle speed sensor connector.
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Oct 08, 2010 | 2004 GMC Envoy

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How do u change speed sensor cable on a 2005 chevy suburban

Speed Sensors (2 types) Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the wheel assembly.
  3. Remove the brake rotor.
  4. Remove the Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS) cable clip from the knuckle. chevy_aval15_02-04_speedsensorharness.gif

  5. Remove the WSS cable clip from the upper control arm.
  6. Remove the WSS cable clip from the frame.
  7. Remove the WSS cable electrical connector.
  8. Remove the WSS mounting bolt. CAUTION
    Carefully remove the sensor by pulling it straight out of the bore. DO NOT use a screwdriver, or other device to pry the sensor out of the bore. Prying will cause the sensor body to break off in the bore.
  9. Remove the WSS from the hub/bearing assembly.
To Install:
  1. Seal the WSS bore to prevent dirt or debris from falling into the hub.
  2. Clean the mounting surface on the hub to remove any rust or corrosion.
  3. Apply wheel bearing lubricant, GM P/N 01051344 or equivalent to the hub surface and the sensor O-ring to ease sensor installation.
  4. Install the WSS into the hub/bearing assembly.
  5. WSS sensor must be seated flat against the hub.
  6. Install the WSS mounting bolt. Tighten to 13 ft lbs (18 Nm).
  7. Install the WSS cable mounting clips.
  8. Connect the WSS cable electrical connector.
  9. Install the brake rotor.
  10. Install the wheel assembly.
  11. Verify proper operation.
Rear To Remove:
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Disconnect the electrical connector. chevy_aval15_02-04_speedsensorrear.gif

  3. Remove the wheel speed sensor bolt.
  4. Remove the wheel speed sensor.
To Install:
  1. Install the wheel speed sensor using a twisting motion, until fully seated
  2. Install the wheel speed sensor retaining bolt. Tighten to 10 ft lbs (13 Nm).
  3. Connect the electrical connector.
  4. Lower the vehicle.
  5. Perform a low speed test for proper operation:
    • Start the engine and allow it to idle.
    • Verify the ABS indicator or the traction assist indicator remains illuminated.
    • If the ABS indicator or the traction assist indicator remains illuminated, DO NOT proceed to drive the vehicle until it is diagnosed and repaired. Check the wheel speed sensor electrical connector to ensure it is not damaged and is installed properly. If the lamp remains illuminated, diagnostics are required.
    • Select a smooth, dry, clean, and level road or large lot that is as free of traffic and obstacles as possible.
    • Drive the vehicle and maintain a speed of at least 16 km/h (10 mph) for at least 5 seconds.
    • Stop the vehicle and check to see if the ABS indicator or the traction assist indicator is illuminated.
    • If an indicator is illuminated, diagnostics are required.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vehicle Speed Sensor Operation Vehicle Speed (VSS) Sensor(s) input is used by the EMS to determine vehicle speed. The VSS generates a signal that increases in frequency proportionate to vehicle speed. The EMS has a base frequency stored in memory for a distance of one mile. By comparing the input and stored value the EMS calculates vehicle speed.
VSS types include: photo-optic, permanent magnet generators or Hall Effect technology. The EMS may use other sensors on the vehicle such as ABS wheel speed to validate VSS operation.
VSS information is used to calculate vehicle loads including: torque converter application, cruise control, fuel cutoff/speed governance strategies, instrument panel speedometer and more.
Modified drivetrain components such as final gear sets and/or tires can alter VSS input values to the EMS. Improper signals can alter torque converter clutch (TCC) application, shift points, cruise control operation as well as many other systems relying on vehicle speed input.
Related Symptoms A faulty speed sensor due to loose connections, bad grounds, high resistance in the circuit, or opens in the circuit can cause the following symptoms.
  • Overheated transmission
  • Increased emissions
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Stalling on deceleration
  • Improper shift points
  • Cruise control inoperative

Sep 02, 2010 | 2005 Chevrolet Suburban

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hi , their is two different speed sensors on your vehicle one is the input speed sensor which is inside the transmission and the transmission will have to be removed to replace it the other one s the output speed sensor is located directly above the passenger side trans-axle shaft. your input sensor is the sensor which tells the transmission when to shift and the output speed sensor tells the speedometer what it should display and both those parts are fairly cheap they are around 15-25 dollars but just remember if your input speed sensor is bad it is gonna cost you a minimum of 1000 dollars to have a mechanic fix as the transmission needs to be removed hope this is what you needed

Jun 06, 2010 | 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora

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Where is the speed sensor located?

The vehicle speed sensor is located below the air cleaner assembly, it is held in with one bolt (I believe 10mm):
  1. Remove the bolt and vehicle speed sensor assembly.
  2. Remove the clip and speedometer driven gear from vehicle speed sensor.
  3. Remove the O-ring from vehicle speed sensor
  4. Coat a new O-ring with ATF and install it to the vehicle speed sensor.
  5. Install the speedometer driven gear to the vehicle speed sensor and clip.
  6. Install the vehicle speed sensor assembly and torque the bolts. Torque: 16 Nm (160 kgf-cm, 12 ft. lbs.)

Mar 23, 2010 | 1999 Toyota Camry

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