This guide provides instructions on replacing the ABS sensor on Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander, Mirage, Eclipse, Galant, Raider, Montero, and Pajero. A common problem that triggers 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
- Traction and/or Stability Control is Disabled.
- It Takes Longer to Stop Your Vehicle.
- Vehicle Becomes Unstable During Braking.
- Vehicle Slides when Braking
What you will need
To find out which ABS wheel speed sensor needs to be replaced, you will need to read the fault codes from the ABS module with an ABS Scanner. You will get a fault code that tells you which sensor is malfunctioning.
- Park the 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 ABS module’s fault codes. The YOUCANIC Full System Scanner can read and clear fault codes through every control module of a Mitsubishi vehicle.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is an ABS sensor easy to replace on a Mitsubishi?
Yes. Replacing the ABS sensor on a Mitsuishi is an easy task.
How much does it cost to replace an ABS sensor on a Mitsubishi?
To replace the ABS on a Mitsubishi yourself costs between $30-$60. If you take the vehicle to the mechanic, expect to pay between $250-$500.
Can you drive with a bad ABS sensor?
While driving with a bad ABS sensor is possible, it is not recommended.
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- Mitsubishi Outlander ABS Speed Sensor Replacement Costs – yourmechanic.com
- Mitsubishi Outlander Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement Cost – repairpal.com
- Mitsubishi Outlander Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement – repairsmith.com
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