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Where is the vehicle speed sensor on a 2003 audi a4 quattro 3.0

Code p0501 for vehicle speed sensor. i replaced front left abs sensor ,crankshaft luck. speedometer doesnt work either.only sometimes.ive check all connections and cleaned them

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The speed sensor is located in the transmission and when you replace it the speedometer should work like it should

Posted on Jan 03, 2017

Testimonial: "so how do i replace the speed sensor how can i get to it does the whole transmission need to be removed"

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  • swaffken Jan 03, 2017

    it's located near the tail shaft it's held in by a clip rememberwhen you pull out the sensor fluid will come out

  • codey strong
    codey strong Jan 03, 2017

    also i dont think the cars transmission has been flushed in a while.could that possibly fix the problem

  • codey strong
    codey strong Jan 03, 2017

    do you have any pictures of what it looks like .ive searched all week trying to find the sensor and your the first person who said where you said it was .thank you!!!

  • codey strong
    codey strong Jan 03, 2017

    and do i need to remove anything from the transmissio or under body to get to the sensor

  • swaffken Jan 03, 2017

    no, it doesn't matter if it hasn't been changed, you can try to clean the sensor and put it back if it looks like it has stuff stuck to it

  • codey strong
    codey strong Jan 03, 2017

    well see my car doesnt have the speed sensor near the crankshaft sensor.theres a plug where the speed sensors use to go but i guess they changed the design and i have no idea where it is

  • swaffken Jan 03, 2017

    there might be a cover on the bottom of the car and if so you have to remove it.

  • codey strong
    codey strong Jan 03, 2017

    im still confused on wheres its at can you email me a pic of what it might look at and the location of

  • swaffken Jan 03, 2017

    it's not by the crankshaft it's in the transmission case

  • swaffken Jan 03, 2017

    the best thing you should do is to buy a book about your car if you are going to be working on it



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Hundai santa fe 2007, i got these scanner code P0501 P0731 P0733 check engine light,ABS and Brake lights are on when driving it sometimes dies when slowing down to make a turn or stop at stop sign.

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What are the probable causes of DTC P0501?

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Code P0501

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I have a 2003 elantra, code p0501 it says its a speed sensor but my car is not abs breaks

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What does that mean? Basically this means that the vehicle's speed as read by the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is not working properly.
Potential Symptoms This code is different from the P0500 code in the fact that it may not trigger the malfunction indicator light (MIL). Potential symptoms are basically the same as the P0500 VSS code:

  • loss of anti-lock brakes
  • the "anti-lock" or "brake" warning lamps on the dash may be lit
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  • your vehicle's RPM limiter may be decreased
  • the shifting of an automatic transmission may become erratic
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Causes A P0501 DTC trouble code may be caused by one or more of the following:
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  • The vehicle's PCM is not correctly configured for the actual tire size on the vehicle
Possible Solutions The simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.
Next, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the speed sensor. The location of the sensor depends on your vehicle. The sensor could be on the rear axle, transmission, or perhaps the wheel hub (brake) assembly.
If the wiring and connectors are OK, then check the voltage at the speed sensor. Again, the exact procedure will depend on your make and model of vehicle.
If everything looks OK, replace the sensor.

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