Replace Acura ABS Wheel Speed Sensor
Is the ABS light and traction control light on in your Acura? Learn how to fix it by replacing the faulty ABS wheel speed sensor. Changing the ABS sensor is a relatively easy task that you can perform at home.
The most common symptom of a bad ACURA wheel speed sensor is the ABS light comes on and won’t turn off.
Other symptoms you can potentially experience due to a bad ABS sensor include:
- Wheels lock up when braking
- Vehicle skidding or taking longer to stop
- The vehicle goes into limp mode
- Automatic transmission stuck in gear
- Traction or stability control light on
What you will need
- ACURA ABS Wheel Speed Sensor
- Mechanic Toolset Metric
- Torque Wrench
- Car Jacks
- Work Gloves
- Jack Stands
Read the fault codes from the ABS control unit to determine which ABS wheel speed sensor is defective and needs to be replaced.
Park the ACURA and ensure the parking brakes are set.
Loosen the lug nuts and safely jack up the vehicle.
Locate the wheel speed sensor on the steering knuckle behind the rotor.
Track the wire to the wheel well and disconnect the electrical connector.
Remove the 10mm bolt that secures the wheel ABS sensor to the wheel hub. It may be difficult to remove the sensor if it is rusted. If needed, spray penetrating oil. Spray penetrating oil and allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes.
Install the new sensor and fasten the bolt to 10 Nm. Connect the wire harness for the new ABS sensor.
Install the wheel. Torque the lug nuts to 95 ft-lb.
Take your ACURA model for a spin and make sure the ABS turns off. If the ABS light stays on, use the YOUCANIC Full System Scanner to read the codes and clear them if needed.
We hope you find the Replace Acura ABS Wheel Speed Sensor guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Acura vehicle.