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Mitsubishi ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement

This guide provides 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.

Mitsubishi ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
ESTIMATED TIME 1 hour
DIY COST $20-$65
DIFFICULTY Easy

Symptoms

  • 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

Procedure

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 malfunctiong. 

  1. Park the vehicle in a safe work area.park mitsubishi
  2. Loosen the lug nuts but do not remove them just yet.loosen lug nuts

  3. Jack up the vehicle and remove the wheel where you have a bad ABS sensor. jack up vehicle

  4. Support the vehicle with jack stands.support mitsubishi with jack stands

  5. Remove the wheel from the wheel hub.

    remove mitsubishi wheel abs speed sensor
  6. Locate the ABS wheel speed sensor.Mitsubishi wheel speed sensor abs sensor location lancer outlander

  7. Remove the ABS sensor bolt, then pull out the wheel speed sensor.

    mitsubishi abs sensor location
  8. Remove the wire from the steering knuckle.mitsubishi abs wheel speed sensor wire

  9. Unplug the ABS wire from the connector located at the wheel well.disconnect mitsubsihi abs wheel speed sensor

  10. Install the new ABS sensor on the steering knuckle and route the wire the same way as the old sensor.

  11. Connect the new ABS sensor. The ABS sensor will click when it is fully inserted.

  12. Install the wheel and lug nuts and lower the vehicle.

  13. Tighten the lug nuts in a criss-cross pattern.

  14. 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.

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 it 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 it is possible to drive with a bad ABS sensor, it is not recommended. 

References 

  1. How to change abs wheel sensor - Mitsubishi Forum
  2. Mitsubishi Outlander ABS Speed Sensor Replacement Costs - yourmechanic.com
  3. Mitsubishi Outlander Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement Cost - repairpal.com
  4. Mitsubishi Outlander Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement - repairsmith.com

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Mitsubishi ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement This guide provides 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.