Acura ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement DIY

Acura ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement

Updated Friday Feb 23, 2018

In this guide, you will find instruction on how to change ABS wheel speed sensor on ACURA vehicles. Changing the ABS sensor is a relatively easy task that you can perform yourself at home.

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1. Symptoms

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,
  • Vehicle goes into limp mode,
  • Automatic transmission stuck in gear,
  • Traction or stability control light on
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2. What you will need

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3. Instructions

Step 1

ACURA abs wheel speed sensor replacement

Park your ACURA and ensure the parking brakes are set.

Step 2

Loosen the lug nuts and safely jack up the vehicle.

Step 3

acura abs wheel speed sensor

Here is the location of ACURA wheel speed sensor.

Step 4

change ACURA model wheel speed sensor

Track the wire to the wheel well and disconnect the electrical connector.

Step 5

Remove the 10mm bolt that secures the wheel ABS sensor to the wheel hub. It may be difficult to remove the sensor if there is rust. Spray penetrating oil and allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes.

Step 6

Install the new sensor and fasten the bolt to 8 ft.lbs or 10 Nm. Connect the wire harness. Install the wheel. Torque the lug nuts to specification. Take your ACURA model for a spin and make sure the ABS is off.

  • ABS light should turn off after the vehicle is driven for a couple of minutes.
  • If the light remains on, you will need to read the fault codes from the ABS module. 
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