Honda Cars 2007-2008

Wheel Speed Sensors

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
Vehicles equipped with air bag systems (SRS) have components and wiring in the same area as the front speed sensor wiring harnesses. The air bag system connectors are yellow. Do not use electrical test equipment on these circuits. Do not damage the SRS wiring while working on other wiring or components. Failure to observe correct procedures may cause the air bag system to inflate unexpectedly or render the system totally inoperative.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle as necessary for access.
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  3. Make certain the ignition switch is OFF .
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  5. Detach the sensor harness connector.
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  7. Beginning at the connector end, remove grommets, clips or retainers as necessary to free the harness. Take careful note of the placement and routing of the harness; it must be reinstalled in the exact original position.
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  9. Remove the bolt holding the speed sensor to its mounting, and then remove the sensor. If it is stuck in place, gently tap on the side of the mounting flange with a hammer and small punch; do not tap on the sensor.

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    Fig. Front wheel speed sensor mounting-2007-08 Civic



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    Fig. Rear wheel speed sensor mounting-2007-08 Civic



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    Fig. Front wheel speed sensor mounting-2007-08 S2000



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    Fig. Rear wheel speed sensor mounting-2007-08 S2000



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    Fig. Front wheel speed sensor mounting-2007 Accord with 4-cylinder engine



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    Fig. Rear wheel speed sensor mounting-2007 Accord with 4-cylinder engine



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    Fig. Front wheel speed sensor mounting-2007 Accord with V6 engine



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    Fig. Rear wheel speed sensor mounting-2007 Accord with V6 engine



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    Fig. Front wheel speed sensor mounting-2008 Accord



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    Fig. Rear wheel speed sensor mounting-2008 Accord

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To install:

  1. Place the sensor in position; install the retaining bolts loosely. Route the harness correctly. Avoid twisting or crimping the harness; use the white line on the wires as a guide.
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  3. Once the harness and sensor are correctly but loosely placed, tighten the sensor mounting bolts to the specifications shown in the accompanying illustrations.
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  5. Working from the sensor end to the connector, install each clip, retainer, bracket or grommet holding the sensor harness. The harness must not be twisted.
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  7. Attach the wiring connector.
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  9. Use the ABS checker to check for proper signal from the wheel speed sensor.
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  11. Carefully lower the vehicle to the ground.
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Front Wheel

Specific to:

Honda Fit 2007-2008

  1. Make sure the ignition switch is OFF.
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  3. Release the connector holding clamps, then disconnect the wheel speed sensor connector.
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  5. Remove the clips, the bolt, and the wheel speed sensor.

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    Fig. Showing the front wheel speed sensor connector (B), clips (A) and retaining bolt and sensor (C) locations

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To install:

  1. Install the wheel speed sensor in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    1. Install the sensor carefully to avoid twisting the wires.
    2.  
    3. If the wheel speed sensor comes in contact with the wheel bearing, it is faulty.
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  3. Start the engine, and check that the ABS indicator goes off.
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  5. Test-drive the vehicle, and check that the ABS indicator does not come on.
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Rear Wheel

Specific to:

Honda Fit 2007-2008

  1. Make sure the ignition switch is OFF.
  2.  
  3. Release the connector holding clamps, then disconnect the wheel speed sensor connector.
  4.  
  5. Remove the clips, the bolt, and the wheel speed sensor.

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    Fig. Showing the rear wheel speed sensor connector (B), clips (A) and retaining bolt and sensor (C) locations

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To install:

  1. Install the wheel speed sensor in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    1. Install the sensor carefully to avoid twisting the wires.
    2.  
    3. If the wheel speed sensor comes in contact with the hub bearing unit, it is faulty.
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  3. Start the engine, and check that the ABS indicator goes off.
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  5. Test-drive the vehicle, and check that the ABS indicator does not come on.
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