How to change a wheel speed sensor [AUTODOC TUTORIAL]

How to change ABS sensor on a car – replacement tutorial
Things you may need:
a new ABS sensor
a set of suitable tools
universal spray cleaner and a wire brush
WD-40 spray
electronic spray
long reach pliers or adjustable pliers
torque wrench
Please note!
  • The wheel speed sensors are a part of the vehicle's anti-lock braking system, ABS
  • The system helps to correctly distribute the braking force to each of the wheels depending on the road conditions
  • The ABS can include other systems such as the anti-slip regulation system and the stability control system
  1. 1.
    How to change ABS Sensor - free PDF and video manuals
    ABS sensors are usually installed near the wheel rotation axes
  2. 2.
    How to replace Wheel speed sensor - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    They read the rotation speed of each wheel and send this data to the ECU
  3. 3.
    ABS wheel speed sensor replacement on your car: free workshop manuals
    If any one of the sensors is faulty, the system switches to the emergency mode
  4. 4.
    Changing Anti lock brake sensor by yourself
    The ABS sensor reads information from a magnetic or toothed ring
    Depending on the car design it can be located:
    on the CV joint housingor in the wheel bearingor on the brake disc
  5. 5.
    How to remove Wheel speed sensor - online easy-to-follow instructions
    You can determine which ABS sensor is faulty by scanning the car's computer
  6. 6.
    How to replace ABS wheel speed sensor: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    In most cases, you should remove the wheel to access the sensor
  7. 7.
    How hard is it to do yourself: Anti lock brake sensor replacement - download illustrated guide
    To do this, first raise the vehicle
  8. 8.
    Need to know how to renew ABS Sensor? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Use a car lift or a jack
    When using a jack you also need to use jack stands
  9. 9.
    Changing of Wheel speed sensor won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    In some cars you can replace an ABS sensor without removing the wheel. In this case, you just need an inspection pit or ramp
  10. 10.
    ABS wheel speed sensor replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Clean the area you’re working on and the connectors
    Please note!
    Depending on its design, the sensor:may have a connectoror be a one-piece element with a section of wire that is attached to the car body
  11. 11.
    Replacing Anti lock brake sensor on your car by yourself
    Remove the ABS sensor connector
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    Wheel speed sensor DIY replacement workshop manual
    Inspect the terminals for damage and corrosion
  13. 13.
    How to change ABS wheel speed sensor on your car - tips and tricks
    The sensor’s metal housing might be severely corroded
  14. 14.
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Anti lock brake sensor
    Be sure to clean it thoroughly to make it easier to remove
    In some cases, additional tools may be needed to replace the sensor
  15. 15.
    DIY replacement of ABS Sensor is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial. Check it out!
    Unscrew the ABS sensor fastener
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    How to change ABS Sensor - free PDF and video manuals
    To remove the sensor, rock it from side to side in its seat
    Be careful!
    Do not apply excessive force to avoid damaging the sensor body
Comments – 2
  • @user_2303886
    05.03.2024 17:02
    No, that does not in any way look like how you do it on a Volvo XC90. There is something you have to get to above the fuel tank. From what I can see other places it looks like I have to pull out the rear seats. I was hoping this guide would show what I am up against.
    • Jessica_L
      06.03.2024 08:09
      This is a general guide. Yes the replacement procedure may be different on your car, you can find more precise information in the repair manual of your car directly.
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