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Replacement of LF wheel speed sensor

I searched/googled about trying to find out the steps needed to replace my wheel speed sensor. I got a scan done and they said the following codes were showing up; C0205(LF wheel speed signal fault) and C1223(fault in ABS control system). From my understanding those two faults are pretty much the same thing.....correct? I hate playing with anything electrical, however I do believe it is just a basic plug/doohicky/part that needs to be replaced. Anything tricky about removing the old sensor so I don't have to bust out the BFH? Any pics/videos out there in cyberspace showing this being done?

In other words, who has replaced their sensor themselves and what was the process?

The dealership quoted me $223 just for the sensor and another $70-80 for labor to install. I haven't had a chance to see if anyone has them cheaper, but from my understanding, internally, they are very fragile and I don't know if having one shipped to me would be safe.

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Re: Replacement of LF wheel speed sensor

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If you haven't already, unplug your battery for a half hour or so. It may just be a fluke, and that may clear it out. If you do need the sensor hit up Wilson here on the forum. He'll get you a good price on one. If you need any help installing it let me know.
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Re: Replacement of LF wheel speed sensor

Thanks Brad, I did the battery method a couple times to no avail. I will root around it tomorrow and see if it might just be a loose connection somewhere. If not, I will get in touch with Wilson over @ TRDParts and get one ordered. If needed I will get in touch with you about the installation.
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Re: Replacement of LF wheel speed sensor

Did you ever do the sensor install? I was getting the ABS/TRAC/WTF/GTL lights and tried the battery reset but as soon as I tapped the brake, the lights would come on again. So it's looking like I'll be changing out a wheel speed sensor.
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Re: Replacement of LF wheel speed sensor

how was the install?
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Re: Replacement of LF wheel speed sensor

I know this is really old, but I just ran into this problem and had to take out both the right and left speed sensor to fix them.

Its (6) 10mm bolts. This first is at the speed sensor towards the front of the vehicle behind the wheel. This first one needs a flat head placed behind with a slight twist to get it off after the bolt comes out.

You can then follow them all the way up into the engine compartment. Every time you pull one of the bolts it will free up a bit of cable to the next bracket with a bolt.

In between the second and third bolt there is a clip which requires a pair of pliers behind it to release it.

On the drivers side there is also a clip between the last two bolts in line, you can release this one with your fingers.

Once out, the breaks in mine were at the 90 degree bend in the cable. I shaved back the sheathing with a blade, found the breaks, and then soldered a wire with some heat shrink to re-establish continuity.

When i put them back in all the lights went away

$500+ dollars saved in parts and labor, nobody wants to fix broken things anymore... not everything has to be replaced.

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Re: Replacement of LF wheel speed sensor

I just replaced my LF speed sensor. While removing the old one, the tip broke off. I ended up dissassembleing the hub to push the tip out. Installed the new one and still get the P0500 code. Speedometer works fine. No cruise control. All of the ABS, VSC lights come on.



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Re: Replacement of LF wheel speed sensor

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I just replaced my LF speed sensor. While removing the old one, the tip broke off. I ended up dissassembleing the hub to push the tip out. Installed the new one and still get the P0500 code. Speedometer works fine. No cruise control. All of the ABS, VSC lights come on.
Did you reset the computer or clear the code after replacing it? If so, maybe you have a pinched/broken wire in the harness.



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Re: Replacement of LF wheel speed sensor

I cleared the codes. One drive cycle gets a pending P0500, the second drive cycle trips the engine, VSC, abs...... Lights? Clear the code and repeat.



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I cleared the codes. One drive cycle gets a pending P0500, the second drive cycle trips the engine, VSC, abs...... Lights? Clear the code and repeat.
There is a speed sensor in your combination meter. This sensor reads off the speedometer. You can see this signal on a scanner. Common for this sensor to go bad which requires a new combination meter.



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