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Speed sensor failed. can i replace it - 2005 Jeep Liberty

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  • hotwyr Dec 21, 2010

    car drives fine, shifts (auto) fine, check engine light is on.

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Sure you can if a mechanic can do it so can you if you have the right tools and knowlege. First you need to know which one thers's one at each whell at the fround rear end housingf the rear rear end housing and the one in the side of the transfer case where the speedometer cable would'of connected on an older model and then theors three in the sides of the trans mission, Touque converter speed forward turbine speed output turbine speed. What proble are you trying to fix? the speedometer not working? Abs light on? Cheack engine light on? Cruise control not working? If the cruise control does work the speed senser is good and the check engine light will be on if the speed senser is'nt working. If the speed senser is'nt working the car will only take off in low and not shift to seecond or any higher gear as the computer doesn't know how fast the car is going. If the speedometer is'nt working and it does shift and cruise and the check engine light is'nt on then the speed senser is working but the speedometer is'nt if it is'nt and everything else is woring then as your driving hit the speedometer with your fist and see if it comes back on they can get stuck and i've fixed quite a few and they stayed fixed. On to wheel drive models with the rear wheels jacked off the ground safty I've run the car up to speed and trying wiggleing the wires and connectors till I wiggled the right thing till the speedometer came on ( including smacking the speedometer ) Just don't hit it too hard as it'll bust just like anything else.

Posted on Dec 21, 2010

  • John P Schwantes Jr Dec 21, 2010

    the sped senserin the side ofthe transmission is held in with one bolt and some oil may come out with it as it's removed. If yu go to the parts store ans ask for the part they'll show it to you. Theirs a gear on your's that'll neeed to be removed and put on the new one. ( it's just held on with a clip or just pulls off. If the old speed senser locked up the gear might need to be replaced as well, and sometimes the gear on the output shaft of the trnsfer case or transmission as you did'nt asy if your 4 wheel drive or not and they make the Liberty both ways.

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