Lexus RX300, 330 3 2000-06

Wheel Speed Sensors

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Removal & Installation



Front
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel and tire assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front fender splash shield.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the speed sensor connector.

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    Fig. Detach the speed sensor electrical connector

  8.  
  9. Remove the 2 bolts and the clamp from the body and the shock absorber assy.
  10.  
  11. Remove the bolt and the front speed sensor.
    WARNING
    Do not allow any foreign matter to come in contact with the tip of the sensor.

  12.  

To install:

  1. Install the front speed sensor with the bolt and tighten to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the front speed sensor with the 2 bolt and clamp. Tighten as follows:
    1. Bolt A: 44 inch lbs. (5.0 Nm)
    2.  
    3. Bolt B: 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm)

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      Fig. View of the sensor bolts A and B and clamp

    4.  
    5. Connect the clamp.
      NOTE
      Do not twist the sensor wire when installing the sensor.

    6.  

  4.  
  5. Attach the speed sensor connector.
  6.  
  7. Install the front fender splash shield.
  8.  
  9. Install the front wheel and tire assembly and tighten the lug nuts finger-tight.
  10.  
  11. Lower the vehicle, then final tighten the lug nuts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
  12.  

Rear
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear door outside scuff plate.
  6.  
  7. Remove the rear floor finish plate
  8.  
  9. Remove the deck trim side panel.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the speed sensor connector, and pull out the sensor wire harness with grommet.

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    Fig. Disconnect the speed sensor connector, and pull out the sensor wire harness with grommet-2001-03 models

  12.  
  13. Remove the 2 clamp bolts holding the sensor harness from the body and shock absorber.

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    Fig. Remove the 2 clamp bolts holding the sensor harness from the body and shock absorber-2001-03 models

  14.  
  15. Unfasten the bolts, then remove the rear speed sensor.
    WARNING
    Do not allow any foreign matter to come in contact with the tip of the sensor.

  16.  

To install:

  1. Install the rear speed sensor rear with the bolt. Tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the sensor harness clamps with the 2 bolts to the body and shock absorber. Tighten to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Push in the sensor wire harness with grommet and connect the speed sensor connector.
  6.  
  7. Install the deck trim side panel.
  8.  
  9. Install the rear floor finish plate.
  10.  
  11. Install the rear door scuff plate.
  12.  
  13. Install the rear wheel and tire assembly and tighten the lug nuts finger-tight.
  14.  
  15. Lower the vehicle, then final tighten the lug nuts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
  16.  

  1. Remove the deck trim side panel.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the speed sensor connector.
    WARNING
    Be careful not to damage the wire harness.

  8.  
  9. Pull out the sensor wire harness with the grommet.
    WARNING
    Do not pull sensor wire.

  10.  
  11. Remove the 2 bolts holding the sensor harness from the body and the shock absorber assy.

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    Fig. Pull out the sensor wire harness with the ground (b), then remove the 2 bolts holding the sensor harness from the body and the shock absorber (c)-2004-06 models

  12.  
  13. Remove the bolt and the rear speed sensor.
    WARNING
    Do not allow any foreign matter to come in contact with the tip of the sensor.

  14.  

To install:

  1. Install the rear speed sensor rear with the bolt. Tighten to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the sensor harness clamps with the 2 bolts to the body and the shock absorber. Tighten to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
    WARNING
    Do not twist the sensor wire when installing the sensor.

  4.  
  5. Push in the sensor wire harness with grommet.
    NOTE
    When grommet is set to body, pull the grommet. Do not pull Sensor wire.

  6.  
  7. Connect the speed sensor connector.
  8.  
  9. Install the rear wheel and tire assembly and tighten the lug nuts finger-tight.
  10.  
  11. Lower the vehicle, then final tighten the lug nuts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the deck trim side panel.
  14.  

 
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