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What is a Vehicle Speed Sensor and what happens if it fails?

The check engine light came on. According to Auto Zone, the trouble is with the "Vehicle Speed Sensor". I've never heard of such a thing!

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Back in the 1990s car companies switched from using a speedo cable to using a speed sensor. The sensor is mounted in the side of the transmission and measures axle speed for the speedometer and the computer.

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SOURCE: 2005 toyota tacoma check engine light

pull the E.F.I. fuse located under the hood on the drivers side, if there is more than 1 efi fuse pull them both along with the E.T.C.S. fuse (if there is one) for 1 minute or so. That should do it

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normally you need to change the converter if you have smog test you have no choise if not disconnect the battery for a minute and try it out hopefully it will not come back hope its a fixya thanks for the post pierre

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SOURCE: 2003 Toyota Camry Se V6 has a check engine light

I had the same problem, then took my car to an expert repair shop who diagnosed the sensors and
found no problem with the car. They notified the DMV who was unaware of the problem, who then told the repair shop (John's Bascom Automotive) that they will adjust their computer system to allow a "two speed idle test". My bill was $95 and I still have to pay for a smog test after driving around for
a couple of days to clear the computer monitors, a fair amount and I gladly paid it.

John advised me that I'd get no satisfaction with Toyota or the DMV. I went to the dealership where I
bought the car and they said that the smog stations don't know what they're doing. They charge
about $100 and work around the P0500 code but it takes them about two hours to do this. I told
them that I should have been notified about the dyno none-compatability by Toyota and that Toyota
should have notified the DMV beforehand. I wonder how many speed sensors are being replaced by
unknowing smog shops around the state. I got Toyota's main customer support phone number and
will call them Monday. I'm going to get my pound of flesh ($95 worth) from the DMV next week also.

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SOURCE: check engine light on;engine codes p0420 and p0773

I looked up the codes you posted.
P0420 is showing a bad oxygen sensor on bank #1, the one down by the catalytic converter.
P0773 is an electrical problem with the shift solenoid E.
A bad oxygen sensor would cause lower fuel milage.

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SOURCE: 2005 ToyotaCamry fault code P0500 Vehicle Speed sensor Malfuction

They are not the sensors you want. The car uses the abs wheel sensors for vehicle speed. Your problem lies in the abs system , possibly the left front sensor, abs ecu or speedo cluster, Clear the code and see if it stay out otherwise you'll need to go to a trusted technician. .

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Why no crank, no start?


I would check out the VSS - vehicle speed sensor for being shorted internally. This sensor get's a five volt ref. from the PCM or TCM which ever your vehicle has . Disconnect the VSS sensor connector an see if the vehicle starts . If the sensor is shorted it will bring down the data communication bus causing a no crank , no start on some make vehicles ! When you turn the key to the run position does the check engine light come on an then go off after a few seconds ?

Jun 30, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Shift solenoid gone bad


saw your comment

may not be the solenoid

did you use a scanner to let you know if it's that?

it's under fail safe mode right now, not allowing you to go past that speed

in my case, the trouble code

FOR MY vehicle was a bad Vehicle speed sensor

and had set the check engine light as well

autozone, advance auto parts, and aamco transmissions can scan the car's computer for free

Mar 30, 2015 | 2004 Nissan Sentra

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Speedometer and cruise controll on2003 sonata stopped working ,and check engine light on


No speedometer or cruise control and a check engine light all point to the VSS(vehicle speed sensor) on the transmission.Take it to a parts store that does free code scans(like Auto Zone) to verify the code(should be P0500-P0503).Or,take a chance and just change the sensor.

Oct 25, 2012 | Hyundai Motor 2004 Sonata

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My 2009 Hyundai Sonata quit accelerating while driving in town. The ESC and check engine light came on. I was able to turn the car off and back on and the ESC light went off and acceleration worked...


This may not be your problem but it does bring the vehicle in fail safe you may have a warranty
Group TRANSAXLE
Number 09-AT-016
Date AUGUST, 2009
Model
1999-SONATA
2001-ELANTRA, SANTA FE & XG
2003-TIBURON
2005-TUCSON
2006-AZERA
2007-ENTOURAGE

Subject
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0715, P0716, P0717, P0720, P0721 & P0722

An improperly functioning input speed sensor or output speed sensor may result in the following conditions:
^ "Check Engine" light on
^ Harsh P-R or P-D engagement shock
^ Transaxle in 3rd gear fail-safe
^ Diagnostic trouble codes 1. Using a GDS, check for DTCs in both the "Engine" and "Automatic Transaxle" menus. Record the DTC and description.
2. From the GDS, select:
^ Vehicle
^ "Auto Transaxle" menu
^ "Current Data"
^ "Input speed sensor" and "output speed sensor". Drive the vehicle and monitor the input and output speed sensors. If the sensors show:
^ Continuous output, the wiring currently has no open/shorts. Go to Step 6.
^ No output, go to Step 3
3. Check the wiring harness visually for an open circuit or short circuit to ground. Check for a pinched harness at the PCM/TCM attachment bolts.
4. Disconnect the connectors at the input and output speed sensor and PCM/TCM. Check for bent pins or pins not fully inserted into the connector.
5. If a harness open/short is found, repair or replace the ECM control harness between the PCM/TCM and transaxle and go to Step 8. If not, go to Step 6.

Aug 22, 2011 | Hyundai Sonata Cars & Trucks

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Got codes from auto zone po128 &po506


P0128 - Coolant Thermostat (Coolant Temperature Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature)

This means that the engine's PCM detected that the engine has not reached the required temperature level within a specified amount of time after starting the engine. The intent of the P0128 code is to indicate a faulty thermostat. Similar codes: P0125

In determining the engine did not reach a "normal" temperature, it takes into account the length of time the vehicle has been running, the intake air temperature (IAT) sensor reading, the engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor reading, and the speed of the vehicle.

Symptoms: You will likely not notice any drivability problems other than the MIL illumination.

Causes: A code P0128 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
Low engine coolant level
Leaking or stuck open thermostat
Faulty cooling fan (running too much)
Faulty coolant temperature (ECT) sensor
Faulty intake air temperature (IAT) sensor

Possible Solutions: Past experience indicates that the most likely solution is to replace the thermostat. However here are some suggestions on troubleshooting and repairing a P0128 OBD-II code:
Verify coolant strength & level
Verify proper cooling fan operation (check if it's running more than it should). Replace if necessary.
Verify proper engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor operation, replace if necessary.
Verify proper intake air temperature (IAT) sensor operation, replace if necessary.
If the above items check out good, replace the thermostat
If Nissan vehicle, check for Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs), as the ECM may need to be reprogrammed to correct the P0128 code


P0506 - Idle Air Control (IAC) System RPM Lower Than Expected

This P0506 code is one that's sometimes triggered on vehicles that have electronic throttle control. That is, they don't have a regular throttle cable from the accelerator pedal to the engine. They rely on sensors and electronics to control the throttle. In this case, the P0506 DTC (diagnostic trouble code) is triggered when the PCM (powertrain control module) detects an engine idle speed that is lower than the desired (pre-programmed) RPM.

Potential Symptoms: Most likely the only thing you'll notice is the idle speed is lower than normal so it will likely be rougher. There are potentially other symptoms as well. Of course, when trouble codes are set, the MIL (malfunction indicator lamp, a.k.a. the check engine light) illuminates.

Causes: A P0506 DTC trouble code may be caused by one or more of the following:
A vacuum leak
An air restriction in the intake air path or exhuast
A faulty positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve
Damaged/failed/dirty throttle body
Internal engine problem
Failed PCM

Possible Solutions: This DTC is more of an informational code, so if there are any other codes set, diagnose them first. If there are no other codes, inspect for vacuum leaks, restrictions, and damage. If there are no symptoms other than the DTC itself, just clear the code and see whether it returns.


Check it, and keep us updated.

Apr 20, 2011 | 2004 Ford F150

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My check engine light and tc light is on. everytime i shift gear it jumps. please help :(


COULD BE TRANSMISSION SPEED SENSOR.HAVE VECHICLE SCANNED AT AUTO ZONE OR ADVANCE AUTO PARTS.THEY WILL SCAN IT FREE.AND TELL YOU WHAT TROUBLE PCM GIVING YOU.

Oct 02, 2010 | 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

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My engine light came on and there seems to be no problem at all with the engine. Why is this happening? Is it just a computer misfailure??


Could be a number of things at this stage but nothing too serious... yet

If you keep driving it you could at minimum damage the catalyst so get the codes read by an autostore as soon as you can.

Most common part to fail on the Elantra is the crank sensor. It may have been just a blip but get it changed if the code relates to crank sensor change it anyway, you don't want to be stranded.

Best regards

Lloyd

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The ABS, service ABS system and Track off lights go on and the when I make a turn the track system go on automatically. This happens sometimes when I apply the gas pedal. All this started happening after...


Per your description, it sounds like you have a wheel speed sensor problem.
Take your vehicle to your local Auto Zone or Advance Auto and ask them to scan you vehicle for trouble codes, they will do it for you at no charge. Write the code number down and respond back to this post and we will start diagnosing.
Regards,

Aug 27, 2009 | 2001 Pontiac Montana

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2005 ToyotaCamry fault code P0500 Vehicle Speed sensor Malfuction


They are not the sensors you want. The car uses the abs wheel sensors for vehicle speed. Your problem lies in the abs system , possibly the left front sensor, abs ecu or speedo cluster, Clear the code and see if it stay out otherwise you'll need to go to a trusted technician. .

Mar 13, 2009 | 2006 Toyota Camry

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