Toyota Camry 1983-1996 Repair Guide

Front Speed Sensor

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TESTING



See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Remove the bolt from the pipe clamp of the wire harness for the sensor.
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  3. Disconnect the speed sensor wiring.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Front speed sensor terminal identification-1989-91 models



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Fig. Fig. 2: Front speed sensor terminal identification-1992-96 models

  1. Mesasure the resistance between terminals 1 and 2 of the speed sensor body and ground. Resistance should be:
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1989-91 models-0.85-1.30 kilohms.
 
1992-94 models-0.92-1.22 kilohms
 
1995-96 models-0.6-1.8 kilohms
 

  1. If the resistance is not within specifications, replace the sensor.
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  3. Check that there is no continuity between each terminal and the sensor body on 1989-94 models. there should be 1 milohm on models 1995-96.
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1989-91 Models
  1. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel. Remove the fender shield as required, to access the wire connector.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the wheel speed sensor lead from the ABS harness. Remove any retaining bolts or clips holding the harness in place.
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Clips and retainers must be reinstalled in their exact original location. Take careful note of the position of each retainer and of the correct harness routing during removal.

  1. Remove the single bolt holding the speed sensor.
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  3. Carefully remove the sensor straight out of its mount. Do not subject the sensor to shock or vibration; protect the tip of the sensor at all times.
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To install:
  1. Fit the sensor into position. Make certain the sensor sits flush against the mounting surface; it must not be crooked.
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  3. Install the retaining bolt. Tighten mounting bolt to 69 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
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  5. Route the sensor cable correctly and install the harness clips and retainers. The cable must be in its original position and completely clear of moving components.
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  7. Connect the sensor cable to the ABS harness.
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  9. Install the wheel and tire.
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  11. Lower the vehicle to the ground.
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1992-96 Models

See Figure 3



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Fig. Fig. 3: The front speed sensor is attached to the back of the knuckle with one bolt-1992-96 models

  1. Remove the inner fender shield.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the speed sensor harness.
  4.  
  5. Remove the harness and the sensor retainers and remove the sensor from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Install the sensor, tighten the retainers to 69 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
  2.  
  3. attach the sensor wring harness.
  4.  
  5. Install the fender shield.
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