How to replace wheel ABS sensor on Mitsubishi vehicles

One of the common problems that trigger Mitsubishi ABS and Traction lights to come on, is a defective wheel speed sensor also refered as ABS sensor. 

In this guide, you will find instructions on how to replace ABS sensor on Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander, Mirage, Eclipse, Galant, Raider, Montero, Pajero. 

Symptoms

  • ABS light on
  • Traction control light on
  • No speed input from wheel speed sensor

Tools Required

  • Jack stand and jack
  • Wheel lug wrench
  • 10mm socket and ratchet
  • Work gloves
  • Flathead screwdriver

Instructions

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

  • Jack up the vehicle and remove the wheel where you have a bad ABS sensor. Rember to support the vehicle with jack stands.support mitsubishi with jack stands

  • Remove the wheel from the wheel hub.

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  • Locate the ABS wheel speed sensor.Mitsubishi wheel speed sensor abs sensor location lancer outlander

  • Remove the ABS sensor bolt then pull out the wheel speed sensor.

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

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

  • 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 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 good chance that you have a damaged ABS wire or a faulty ABS module. 

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