Over time, the wheel speed sensor on your car may gradually deteriorate and stop sending accurate information to your car’s computer. This can lead to a variety of problems, most notably poor fuel economy and a lack of responsiveness when you’re driving. If this sounds like your situation, here are some steps you can take to replace the rear abs wheel speed sensor on your car. This guide is applicable for both domestic and imported cars. ###
What is a Rear Abs Wheel Speed Sensor?
The rear abs wheel speed sensor monitors the rotational speed of the rear wheels. If the rotational speed of a wheel is above a certain threshold, the sensor will activate the ABS system. The Rear Abs Wheel Speed Sensor is located near the axle on the passenger side. The most common reason for a Rear Abs Wheel Speed Sensor to fail is from excessive wear and tear. When this happens, the sensor can no longer provide accurate information about the rotational speed of the rear wheels, leading to activation of the ABS system. In order to diagnose and repair a Rear Abs Wheel Speed Sensor issue, it is important to remove and inspect all applicable parts in order to determine the source oferror. Once an appropriate replacement part has been identified, installation can be completed by following manufacturer instructions.
How to Replace a Rear Abs Wheel Speed Sensor
If your car has a rear abs wheel speed sensor, the sensor collects data about how quickly the car is traveling in reverse. Over time, the sensor can wear out and may no longer be able to record accurate information. When this happens, your car may not properly detect when you’re backing up, and it may not accelerate or brake as smoothly as it used to. In order to replace your rear abs wheel speed sensor, follow these steps:
1. Remove the rear bumper cover by removing the screws that hold it in place. On most cars, there are four screws around the perimeter of the cover.
2. Once the bumper cover is removed, remove the two screws that hold down the ABS module. Next, disconnect the wiring harness from the ABS module.
3. Carefully pull off the ABS module from behind the car. Be sure to disconnect all of the wiring connections before moving on.
4. Locate and remove the old rear abs wheel speed sensor from behind the car using a Phillips head screwdriver. Depending on your vehicle, there may be one or two screws holding it in place.
5. Install a new rear abs wheel speed sensor by screwing it into place using a Phillips head screwdriver; make sure to tighten both screws evenly. Reconnect any wires that were disconnected in step 3 and reattach any clips that were removed in step 4. Finally, reattach the bumper cover by threading
What are the Symptoms of a Damaged Rear Abs Wheel Speed Sensor?
If you experience reduced performance or stoppages from your car due to a damaged rear abs wheel speed sensor, it’s time to replace the sensor. Symptoms of a damaged sensor may include slower acceleration and braking, difficulty shifting gears, and engine stalls or failure.
How to Test a Rear Abs Wheel Speed Sensor
Testing a rear abs wheel speed sensor is an easy way to confirm that your car is functioning properly and that the sensor is working. To test your sensor:
1. Turn on the car and let it idle for several minutes.
2. Place the car in gear and press the gas pedal to the floorboard.
3. Watch the speedometer to see if it changes as the car goes faster and slower. If it does not change, your sensor may be defective or blocked.