Breeze, Cirrus, Sebring Convertible and Sedan, Stratus Sedan, 1999-2005

Wheel Speed Sensors 1

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NOTE
Before servicing the vehicle, also refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.

Removal & Installation



  1. Raise vehicle on jack stands or centered on a frame contact type hoist.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly from the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the speed sensor cable routing bracket from the steering knuckle. Remove the wiring harness sealing grommet retainer and speed sensor routing bracket from the inner fender.

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    Fig. Shock absorber (1), steering knuckle (2), bolt (3), speed sensor routing bracket (4), wheel speed sensor cable (5), grommet retainer and cable routing bracket (6) and bolt (7)

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  7. Remove the speed sensor sealing grommet from the inner fender.

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    Fig. Front shock absorber (1), grommet retaining bracket (2), wheel speed sensor cable (3), sealing grommet (4), vehicle wiring harness (5) and inner fender (6)

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  9. Unplug the speed sensor cable from the vehicle wiring harness.
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  11. Remove the bolt attaching speed sensor to steering knuckle. Then remove speed sensor head from steering knuckle
    WARNING
    If speed sensor head locating pin has seized to the steering knuckle, do not attempt to remove speed sensor head by grasping with pliers and turning. This will damage the speed sensor head. Use only the following procedure.



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    Fig. Speed sensor head (1), drive axle (2), tone wheel (3), steering knuckle (4), bolt (5) and speed sensor cable (6)

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  13. If speed sensor head can not be removed from steering knuckle by hand, the locating pin on the speed sensor head has seized to the steering knuckle do to corrosion. Remove speed sensor head from steering knuckle using the following procedure. Remove disc brake caliper from steering knuckle, and remove brake rotor from hub/bearing assembly. Then insert a pin punch through hole in front steering knuckle and tap speed sensor head locating pin out of steering knuckle.

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    Fig. Steering knuckle, (1) speed sensor head, (2) pin punch, (3) and hub/bearing, (4)

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To install:


WARNING
Proper installation of wheel speed sensor cables is critical to continued system operation. Be sure that cables are installed in retainers. Failure to Install the cables in retainers as shown in this section may result in contact with moving parts and/or over extension of cables, resulting in an open circuit.

  1. Connect the wheel speed sensor cable connector to the vehicle wiring harness.

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    Fig. Speed sensor head (1), driveaxle (2), tone wheel (3), steering knuckle (4), bolt (5) and speed sensor cable (6)

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  3. Install the speed sensor cable assembly grommet into the front inner fender. Install the speed sensor cable grommet retainer/routing bracket on the inner fender of the vehicle and install the and securely tighten attaching bolt.
    WARNING
    When installing the wheel speed sensor cable routing bracket on the steering knuckle, the speed sensor cable must be looped toward the shock absorber as shown.



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    Fig. Shock absorber (1), steering knuckle (2), bolt (3), speed sensor routing bracket (4), wheel speed sensor cable (5), grommet retainer and cable routing bracket (6) and bolt (7)



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    Fig. Shock absorber (1), steering knuckle (2), wheel speed sensor cable (3), brake flex hose (4) and wheel speed sensor cable (5). Cable must be looped toward shock absorber between these routing brackets

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If speed sensor cable is not routed in this direction it will rub against the tire or wheel, damaging the speed sensor cable.

  1. Install the speed sensor cable routing bracket on the steering knuckle. Install and tighten routing bracket mounting bolt to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
  2.  
  3. Install the speed sensor head on steering knuckle. When installing speed sensor head on steering knuckle, apply a small amount of grease on speed sensor locating pin. Use MOPAR®, Multi-Purpose Grease, or equivalent, on speed sensor head locating pin. Install the speed sensor head attaching screw and tighten to 55 inch lbs. (6 Nm).

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    Fig. Speed sensor head (1), locating pin (2), steering knuckle (3) and driveaxle (4)

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  5. Install the wheel and tire assembly on vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Road test vehicle to ensure proper operation of the base and ABS systems.
  8.  

  1. Unplug the speed sensor cable connector from the vehicle wiring harness. Access for speed sensor cable to vehicle wiring harness connection is in the trunk of the vehicle.

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    Fig. Rear of passenger compartment back seat (1), trunk floor (2), rear wheel speed sensor cable (3) and vehicle wiring harness (4)

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  3. Raise vehicle on jack stands or centered on a frame contact type hoist.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly from the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the speed sensor cable sealing grommet retainer from the rear frame rail of the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Then remove speed sensor cable sealing grommet and cable from hole in body of vehicle.

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    Fig. Sealing grommet retainer (1), brake flex hose (2), speed sensor cable (3), sealing grommet (4), bolt (5) and rear inner fender (6)

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  11. Remove the speed sensor routing clips from the rear upper control arm and brake flex hose routing bracket.

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    Fig. Upper control arm (1), shock absorber (2), speed sensor cable routing clips (3), bolt (4), speed sensor cable (5), brake flex hose bracket (6), bolt (7) and brake drum (8)

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  13. Remove the rear speed sensor from the rear brake support plate.

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    Fig. Speed sensor cable (1), bolt (2) and speed sensor head (3)

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To install:


WARNING
Proper installation of wheel speed sensor cables is critical to continued system operation. Be sure that cables are installed in retainers. Failure to Install the cables in retainers as shown in this section may result in contact with moving parts and/or over extension of cables, resulting in an open circuit.

  1. Install the speed sensor head into brake support plate.

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    Fig. Speed sensor cable (1), bolt (2) and speed sensor head (3)

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  3. Install the wheel speed sensor attaching bolt and tighten to 75 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the speed sensor cable routing clips on the brake flex hose bracket and the bracket on the upper control arm. Install and securely tighten the routing clip attaching bolts.

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    Fig. Upper control arm (1), shock absorber (2), speed sensor cable routing clips (3), bolt (4), speed sensor cable (5), brake flex hose bracket (6), bolt (7) and brake drum (8)

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  7. Install the connector end of speed sensor cable through hole in inner fender and into trunk of vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Install the speed control sealing grommet into hole in inner fender. Install the sealing grommet retainer and attaching bolt on rear frame rail. Securely tighten retainer attaching bolt. Install the tire and wheel assembly on vehicle.

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    Fig. Sealing grommet retainer (1), brake flex hose (2), speed sensor cable (3), sealing grommet (4), bolt (5) and rear inner fender (6)

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  11. Lower vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Plug speed sensor cable connector into vehicle wiring harness. Install the foam sleeve back over the speed sensor cable to vehicle wiring harness connection to prevent connector from rattling against body of vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Road test vehicle to ensure proper operation of the base and ABS systems.

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    Fig. Rear of passenger compartment back seat (1), trunk floor (2), rear wheel speed sensor cable (3) and vehicle wiring harness (4)

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Front
Left

This procedure is for the removal and installation of one of the two rear wheel speed sensors.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect battery negative cable from remote negative terminal on shock tower and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
  4.  
  5. Raise vehicle on jack stands or centered on a frame contact type hoist.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:
    WARNING
    If speed sensor head locating pin has seized to the steering knuckle, do not attempt to remove speed sensor head by grasping with pliers and turning. This will damage the speed sensor head.



    Tire and wheel assembly from the vehicle.
     
    Speed sensor cable routing bracket from the steering knuckle.
     
    Wiring harness sealing grommet retainer and speed sensor routing bracket from the inner fender
     
    Speed sensor sealing grommet from the inner fender
     
    Speed sensor cable from the vehicle wiring harness
     
    Bolt attaching speed sensor to steering knuckle.
     
    Speed sensor head from steering knuckle.
     

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  9. If speed sensor head can not be removed from steering knuckle by hand, the locating pin on the speed sensor head has probably seized to the steering knuckle due to corrosion. Remove speed sensor head from steering knuckle using the following procedure.
    1. Remove disc brake caliper and brake rotor.
    2.  
    3. Insert a pin punch through hole in front steering knuckle and tap speed sensor head locating pin out of steering knuckle.
    4.  

  10.  

To install:


CAUTION
Proper installation of wheel speed sensor cables is critical to continued system operation. Be sure that cables are installed in retainers. Failure to install cables in retainers as shown in this section may result in contact with moving parts and/or over extension of cables, resulting in an open circuit.

  1. Install or connect the following:
    WARNING
    When installing the wheel speed sensor cable routing bracket on the steering knuckle, the speed sensor cable must be looped toward the shock absorber. If speed sensor cable is not routed in this direction it will rub against the tire or wheel, damaging the speed sensor cable


    NOTE
    When installing speed sensor head on steering knuckle, apply a small amount of grease on speed sensor locating pin



    Wheel speed sensor cable connector to the vehicle wiring harness
     
    Speed sensor cable assembly grommet into the front inner fender
     
    Speed sensor cable grommet retainer/routing bracket on the inner fender of the vehicle and securely tighten attaching bolt
     



    Speed sensor cable routing bracket on the steering knuckle.
     
    Routing bracket mounting bolt and torque to 105 inch lbs. (11 Nm)
     
    Speed sensor head on steering knuckle
     



    Speed sensor head attaching screw and tighten to a torque of 55 inch lbs. (6 Nm)
     
    Wheel and tire assembly on vehicle and torque the nuts to 95 ft. lbs. (129 Nm) in a crisscross pattern
     

  2.  
  3. Road test vehicle to ensure proper operation of the base and ABS systems.
  4.  

Right

This procedure is for the removal and installation of one of the two rear wheel speed sensors.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect battery negative cable from remote negative terminal on shock tower and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
  4.  
  5. Raise vehicle on jack stands or centered on a frame contact type hoist.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:
    WARNING
    If speed sensor head locating pin has seized to the steering knuckle, do not attempt to remove speed sensor head by grasping with pliers and turning. This will damage the speed sensor head.



    Tire and wheel assembly from the vehicle.
     
    Speed sensor cable routing bracket from the steering knuckle.
     
    Wiring harness sealing grommet retainer and speed sensor routing bracket from the inner fender
     
    Speed sensor sealing grommet from the inner fender
     
    Speed sensor cable from the vehicle wiring harness
     
    Bolt attaching speed sensor to steering knuckle.
     
    Speed sensor head from steering knuckle.
     

  8.  
  9. If speed sensor head cannot be removed from steering knuckle by hand, the locating pin on the speed sensor head has probably seized to the steering knuckle due to corrosion. Remove speed sensor head from steering knuckle using the following procedure:
    1. Remove disc brake caliper and brake rotor
    2.  
    3. Insert a pin punch through hole in front steering knuckle and tap speed sensor head locating pin out of steering knuckle.
    4.  

  10.  

To install:


CAUTION
Proper installation of wheel speed sensor cables is critical to continued system operation. Be sure that cables are installed in retainers. Failure to install cables in retainers as shown in this section may result in contact with moving parts and/or over extension of cables, resulting in an open circuit.

  1. Install or connect the following:
    WARNING
    When installing the wheel speed sensor cable routing bracket on the steering knuckle, the speed sensor cable must be looped toward the shock absorber otherwise it will rub against the tire or wheel, damaging the speed sensor cable



    Wheel speed sensor cable connector to the vehicle wiring
     
    Speed sensor cable assembly grommet into the front inner fender
     
    Speed sensor cable grommet retainer/routing bracket on the inner fender and securely tighten the bolt
     



    Speed sensor cable routing bracket on the steering knuckle and torque the bolt to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
     
    Speed sensor head on steering knuckle
     

  2.  
  3. Apply a small amount of grease on speed sensor locating pin and torque the screw to 55 inch lbs. (6Nm)
  4.  
  5. Wheel and tire assembly on vehicle and torque the nuts to 95 ft. lbs. (129 Nm) in a crisscross pattern
  6.  
  7. Road test vehicle to ensure proper operation of the base and ABS systems.
  8.  

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  1. Remove the rear seat cushion and back.
  2.  
  3. Roll back the main silencer pad along the side to expose the wheel speed sensor harness connector located behind the wheel house silencer.

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    Fig. Main silencer pad (1), wheel house silencer (2), seat belt (3) and sensor harness connector (4)

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  5. Pull the wheel speed sensor harness connector out from behind the wheel house silencer. It should have a foam sleeve covering it.

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    Fig. Wheel house silencer (1), seat belt (2) and foam sleeve covered connector (3)

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  7. Push foam sleeve up off connector and disconnect speed sensor harness connector from vehicle wiring harness.

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    Fig. Foam sleeve (1), seat belt (2) and connector (3)

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  9. Raise vehicle.
  10.  
  11. Remove the speed sensor harness sealing grommet retainer from the rear frame rail of the vehicle.

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    Fig. Sealing grommet retainer (1), brake flex hose (2), speed sensor cable (3), sealing grommet (4), bolt (5) and rear inner fender (6)

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  13. Remove the speed sensor harness sealing grommet and harness from hole in body of vehicle.
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  15. Remove the speed sensor routing clips from the rear upper control arm.
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  17. Remove the bolt, then wheel speed sensor from vehicle.

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    Fig. Speed sensor cable (1), bolt (2) and speed sensor head (3)

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To install:


WARNING
Proper installation of wheel speed sensor harness is critical to continued system operation. Be sure that harness is installed properly to avoid harness contact with moving parts or over-extension, resulting in an open circuit.

  1. Install the speed sensor head into brake adapter. Install the bolt through routing clip and secure wheel speed sensor in place. Tighten bolt to 75 inch lbs. (8 Nm)

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    Fig. Speed sensor cable (1), bolt (2) and speed sensor head (3)

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  3. Install the speed sensor harness routing clip on upper control arm. Install and securely tighten the routing clip attaching bolt.
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  5. Install the connector end of speed sensor harness through hole at frame rail.
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  7. Install the speed sensor harness sealing grommet into hole. Install the sealing grommet retainer and attaching bolt. Securely tighten retainer attaching bolt.

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    Fig. Sealing grommet retainer (1), brake flex hose (2), speed sensor cable (3), sealing grommet (4), bolt (5) and rear inner fender (6)

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  9. Lower vehicle.
  10.  
  11. Connect speed sensor harness connector to vehicle wiring harness.

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    Fig. Foam sleeve (1), seat belt (2) and connector (3)

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  13. Install the foam sleeve back over the speed sensor harness connection to prevent rattling.

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    Fig. Wheel house silencer (1), seat belt (2) and foam sleeve covered connector (3)

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  15. Slide the sensor harness connector back behind the wheel house silencer.

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    Fig. Main silencer pad (1), wheel house silencer (2), seat belt (3) and sensor harness connector (4)

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  17. Lay the main silencer pad back into its normal place.
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  19. Install the rear seat back and cushion.
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  21. Road test vehicle to ensure proper operation of the base and ABS systems.
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