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Will a speed sensor on a 2006 vw jetta make it not shift into gear

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Yes they tell the computer the wheel speeds compaired to the drive shaft speed .And the computer controls the electronic shift controls inside of the transmission .
Vehicles tend to do strange things if you have a bad wheel sensor or even worse if its the one on the transmission.

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