Suzuki Vitara, Grand Vitara, XL7 2000-06

Wheel Speed Sensors

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Removal & Installation



Front
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect front wheel speed sensor coupler.
  4.  
  5. Raise vehicle and remove wheel.
  6.  
  7. Remove harness clamp, clamp bolts and grommet.
  8.  
  9. Remove front wheel speed sensor from knuckle.

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    Fig. Front speed sensor and harness

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To install:

  1. Check that no foreign material is attached to sensor and mating encoder.
  2.  
  3. Install it by reversing removal procedure.
  4.  
  5. Tighten wheel speed sensor and speed sensor harness clamp bolts to 8 ft. lbs. (11 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Reconnect speed sensor harness coupler.
  8.  
  9. Check that there is no clearance between sensor and knuckle.
  10.  
  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Rear
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect rear wheel speed sensor coupler.
  4.  
  5. Raise vehicle and remove wheel.
  6.  
  7. Remove harness clamp and clamp bolts.
  8.  
  9. Remove rear wheel speed sensor from knuckle.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Check that no foreign material is attached to sensor and mating encoder.
  2.  
  3. Install rear speed sensor and harness, tighten mounting bolts for both to 8 ft. lbs. (11 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Reconnect speed sensor harness coupler.
  6.  
  7. Lower vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect rear wheel speed sensor connector and detach wire harness from vehicle body and rear axle.

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    Fig. Rear speed sensor connector



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    Fig. Speed sensor location

  6.  

To install:

  1. Check that no foreign material is attached to sensor and rotor.
  2.  
  3. Install rear wheel speed sensor and harness.
  4.  
  5. Reconnect speed sensor harness coupler.
  6.  
  7. Tighten Rear wheel speed sensor bolt to 16 ft. lbs. (21 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Check that there is no clearance between sensor and knuckle.
  10.  
  11. Lower vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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