Nissan Maxima 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Vehicle Speed Sensor

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The vehicle speed sensor, located on the transaxle, sends a signal to the ECM and to the speedometer

to monitor vehicle speed.

TESTING



See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Spin the speed sensor by hand while measuring the voltage

  1. Remove the sensor from the transaxle housing.
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  3. Connect a voltmeter to the terminals on the sensor.
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  5. Spin the gear on the sensor quickly by hand while noting the voltage. The sensor should produce approximately 0.5 volts of alternating current (AC).
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  7. If the sensor does not perform as described, it should be considered faulty.
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Unplug the sensor harness connector.
  2.  
  3. Unscrew the retaining bolt and pull the sensor out of the transaxle housing.
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To install:
  1. Inspect the O-ring on the sensor; replace it if necessary.
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  3. Install the sensor into the transaxle housing. Be careful the O-ring doesn't dislodge from the sensor.
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  5. Plug in the connector.
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