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Need to know where the transmission speed sensor is located on a 2003 VW Beetle Turbo

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  • deverett02 Mar 31, 2011

    What is this a picture of?

  • deverett02 Mar 31, 2011

    I am having difficulty locating the transmission/engine speed sensor on my 2003 Turbo VW Beetle. I assume it is on the transmission but I just cant seem to find the location. Thre repair manual says that it is on the side of the engine block near the oil filter but I just can't find it. If you could include a picture that shows more than just the part it is hooked to that would be awesome. Thanks

  • deverett02 Mar 31, 2011

    I believe that it may also be called the engine speed senor. Is that different than the ones you are talking about. This is a totally different response than I got from someone else.

  • deverett02 Mar 31, 2011

    This is the one that I was trying to locate but I already got help from another site last night with immediate response and great picture.

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There are 4 transmission speed sensors , and they are all located inside the transmission.You will need to remove the rear cover to access 3 of them and remove and disassemble the trans to get to the others.This is not a do it yourself job or a job for the average mechanic.The person working on this transmission will need specific knowledge of this transmission.Good Luck!

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Unfortunately with your post I don't know exactly what transmission you have , and am assuming you are looking for the transmission output speed sensor. The sensor should point straight down and go thru the top of the transmission with one bolt securing it, It will have a 2 wire connector plugged into the top of it. Buying a new sensor and using it to compare to the old one sometimes helps if you are not familiar with what it looks like.

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When transmission is installed, the sensor is covered by the left transmission mount.
- Transmission must be unbolted from moutns and lowered approximately 2.5" to access sensor
- Disconnect harness connector from sensor and remove sensor retaining bolt.
- When installing, replace seal.
- Tighten retaining bolt to 10 Nm (7 ft-lb.)
But before you do that, check/clean the electrical connections on the transmission...particularly the round connector on top of the transmission. Disconnect, clean with electrical contact cleaner, blow it out with compressed air, spray with WD-40 and reconnect it. to get to the connectors You'll probably have to remove the airbox, its on top of the transmission

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    On some volkswagen Transmissions you can reset the computers shift plan by doing the following. Starting with car off in park, turn ignition to ON (but do not start) then depress the gas pedal for at least 3 seconds, then shut the car off, start and drive. This resets the computer's shifting plan for some VW's and you can expect some hard shifts after this reset, but it may help with funny shifting. The afore stated speed sensor is also a possible culprit.

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    Dcramer531 Mar 31, 2011

    There is also a engine speed sensor, that onew is located at the rear of the engine block by the oil filter

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    Dcramer531 Mar 31, 2011

    Here is a picture of the other speed sensor on the block it is inside a foil heat sheild.


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Hi,

This will help you out.


Need to know where the transmission speed sensor - elshaddai159_39.jpg
Hope this helps.

Thanks

Jason

Posted on Mar 30, 2011

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    Jason Maurirere Mar 31, 2011

    This is a picture opf the location where the transmission speed sensor is on the transmission.

  • Jason Maurirere
    Jason Maurirere Mar 31, 2011

    Which Speed sensor are you trying to locate?

    What is the problem you are trying to figure out?

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