Toyota Celica 1986-1993 Repair Guide

Front Wheel Speed Sensors

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the tire and wheel.
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  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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WARNING
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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Fig. Fig. 1 Removing front speed sensor1988-89 Celica shown



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Fig. Fig. 2 Removing front speed sensor1992-93 Celica shown

  1. 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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Fig. Fig. 3 Checking for proper speed sensor installationCelica

  1. Install the retaining bolt. Torque the bolt to 9 ft. lbs. (13 Nm) on 1988-89 models and to 69 inch lbs. (7.8 Nm) on 1990-93 models.
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  3. 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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  5. Connect the sensor cable to the ABS harness.
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  7. Install the wheel and tire.
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  9. Lower the vehicle to the ground.
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  11. Turn the ignition switch On and check that the dashboard warning lamp (ABS or antilock) comes on for 3-4 seconds, indicating a normal condition.
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