GrandCaravan 2008

Wheel Speed Sensors

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Removal & Installation



Front Wheel

Specific to:

Chrysler Town & Country 2008-2009

Dodge Grand Caravan 2008-2009

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the front brake rotor.
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  9. Remove the brake shield from the knuckle.
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  11. Disconnect the vehicle wiring harness from the wheel speed sensor connector.
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  13. Unclip the wheel speed sensor connector from the bracket on the frame rail.
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  15. Remove the wheel speed sensor grommet from the flex hose bracket on the frame rail.
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  17. Remove the screw fastening the wheel speed sensor routing bracket to the mounting flange on the strut.
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  19. Remove the screw fastening the wheel speed sensor routing bracket to the knuckle.
    WARNING
    Prior to removal, clean the area around the sensor head to help prevent contaminants from entering the bearing when the sensor head is removed.

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  21. Remove the screw (1) fastening the speed sensor (2) head to the hub and bearing (3).
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  23. Remove the wheel speed sensor from the hub and bearing.

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    Fig. Remove the screw (1) fastening the front wheel speed sensor (2) head to the hub and bearing (3)

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To install:

  1. Apply bearing grease (supplied with part) to the sensor head shaft and O-ring.
    WARNING
    Ensure that the sensor mounting surface on the bearing is clean before sensor installation.

  2.  
  3. Push the wheel speed sensor (2) head into the mounting hole in hub and bearing (3) and align the mounting screw hole.
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  5. Install a NEW mounting screw (1). Tighten the mounting screw to 55 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
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  7. Attach the wheel speed sensor routing bracket to the knuckle. Install and tighten the screw to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
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  9. Attach the wheel speed sensor routing bracket to the mounting flange on the strut assembly. Install and tighten the screw to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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  11. Install the wheel speed sensor grommet into the flex hose bracket on the frame rail.
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  13. Clip the wheel speed sensor connector and routing clip to the bracket on the frame rail.
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  15. Connect the vehicle wiring harness to the wheel speed sensor connector.
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  17. Install the brake shield on the knuckle. Install and tighten the 3 mounting screws to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
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  19. Install the brake rotor.
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  21. Verify that the wheel speed sensor cable is properly routed and not coming into contact with the rotor or other moving parts.
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  23. Perform the Diagnostic Verification Test and clear any faults.
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Rear Wheel

Specific to:

Chrysler Town & Country 2008-2009

Dodge Grand Caravan 2008-2009

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear brake rotor.
  6.  
  7. Remove the exhaust heat shield above the exhaust system covering the wheel speed sensor wiring connector, if removing the sensor on the right side.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the vehicle wiring harness from the wheel speed sensor connector.
  10.  
  11. Remove the wheel speed sensor from the routing clips along underbody of the vehicle.
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  13. Remove the wheel speed sensor from the routing clips along the brake flex hose.
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  15. Remove the wheel speed sensor routing clip from the rear axle.
    WARNING
    Prior to removal, clean the area around the sensor head to help prevent contaminants from entering the bearing when the sensor head is removed.

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  17. Remove the screw (2) fastening the speed sensor head (1) to the hub and bearing (3).
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  19. Remove the wheel speed sensor from the hub and bearing.

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    Fig. Remove the screw (2) fastening the rear wheel speed sensor head (1) to the hub and bearing (3)

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To install:

  1. Apply bearing grease (supplied with part) to the sensor head shaft and O-ring.
    WARNING
    Ensure that the sensor mounting surface on the bearing is clean before sensor installation.

  2.  
  3. Push the wheel speed sensor head (1) into the mounting hole in the hub and bearing (3) and align the mounting screw hole.
  4.  
  5. Install a NEW mounting screw (2). Tighten the mounting screw to 55 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
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  7. Install the wheel speed sensor routing clip into the hole in the rear axle.
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  9. Install the wheel speed sensor into the routing clips along the brake flex hose.
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  11. Install the wheel speed sensor into the routing clips along the underbody of the vehicle.
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  13. Connect the vehicle wiring harness to the wheel speed sensor connector.
  14.  
  15. Install the exhaust heat shield above the exhaust system covering the wheel speed sensor wiring connector, on the right side only.
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  17. Install the rear brake rotor.
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  19. Perform the Diagnostic Verification Test and clear any faults.
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