Montana, Silhouette, Venture 2000-2005

Vehicle Speed Sensor

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Removal & Installation



AWD Vehicles
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the right front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the power steering pump.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the electrical connector from the VSS.
  8.  
  9. Remove the speed sensor/vent hose bolt from the transfer case.
  10.  
  11. Reposition the pinion housing vent hose and mounting bracket away from the speed sensor bolt boss.
  12.  
  13. Remove the VSS.

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    Fig. Remove the speed sensor/vent hose bolt (3) and reposition the pinion housing vent hose (2) to access the VSS-AWD vehicles.

  14.  

To install:

  1. Inspect the VSS O-ring for cuts or damage. Replace if necessary.
  2.  
  3. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of assembly.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the speed sensor bolt to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  6.  

Front Wheel Drive Models
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the right front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the right engine splash shield.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) wiring harness.
  8.  
  9. Remove the VSS bolt.
  10.  
  11. Remove the VSS from the extension case.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Inspect the VSS O-ring for cuts or damage. Replace if necessary.
  2.  
  3. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of assembly.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the speed sensor bolt to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  6.  

 
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