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
- 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 brake 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 specification.
Take your ACURA model for a spin and make sure the ABS turns off. If the ABS light stays on, use your OBD2 ABS Scanner to read the codes and clear them if needed.