Mitsubishi owners may get a warning on the dashboard stating BSW Service Required.
How to Replace an ABS Wheel Speed Sensor on Mitsubishi
In this guide, you will find instructions on how to replace the ABS sensor on Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander, Mirage, Eclipse, Galant, Raider, Montero, Pajero.
One of the common problems that trigger Mitsubishi ABS and Traction lights to come on, is a defective wheel speed sensor also referred to as the ABS sensor.
- ABS light on
- Traction control light on
- No speed input from a wheel speed sensor
- ABS service required message on dashboard
What you will need
- Park vehicle in a safe work area.
Loosen the lug nuts but do not remove them just yet.
Jack up the vehicle and remove the wheel where you have a bad ABS sensor.
Support the vehicle with jack stands.
Remove the wheel from the wheel hub.
Locate the ABS wheel speed sensor.
Remove the ABS sensor bolt then pull out the wheel speed sensor.
Remove the wire from the steering knuckle.
Unplug the ABS wire from the connector located at the wheel well.
Install the new ABS sensor on the steering knuckle and route the wire the same way as the old sensor.
Connect the new ABS sensor. The ABS sensor will click when it is fully inserted.
Install the wheel and lug nuts and lower the vehicle.
Tighten the lug nuts in a criss-cross pattern.
Start the vehicle and drive for a few minutes. The ABS warning light should reset on its own.
If the light remains on, use a Mitsubishi ABS scanner to read the fault codes from the ABS module.
If you replace the wheel speed sensor and the ABS light stays on, there is a possibility that you have a damaged ABS wire or a faulty ABS module.