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Old 11-09-2010, 11:54 PM
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Default How to test the VSS Vehicle speed sensor.

CHECKING SPEEDOMETER VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR

Required for troubleshooting :


•Multimeter
•Connector kit VW 1594
•Valid wiring diagram
•Repair Manual, Electrical Equipment.
Always check battery Ground (GND) connections for tight fit before troubleshooting.

CAUTION : DO NOT damage, enlarge or bend connector terminals or cavities by forcing probes in to them when performing electrical checks. Always use connector test kit VW 1594 to make the necessary electrical connections.

Prerequisite:
Instrument cluster coding MUST correspond to model and equipment particulars. Check/confirm instrument cluster coding.

Preparation:


•Switch OFF ignition and all electrical consumers.
•Remove driver's side lower instrument panel cover.
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:29 AM
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Excellent, but you don't specifically need the Fluke 83 multimeter. Any type of multimeter with a continuity test and audible signal will do. And that would be basically any digital multimeter nowadays.
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Fixed.
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CHECKING SPEEDOMETER VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR

Required for troubleshooting :


•Multimeter
•Connector kit VW 1594
•Valid wiring diagram
•Repair Manual, Electrical Equipment.
Always check battery Ground (GND) connections for tight fit before troubleshooting.

CAUTION : DO NOT damage, enlarge or bend connector terminals or cavities by forcing probes in to them when performing electrical checks. Always use connector test kit VW 1594 to make the necessary electrical connections.

Prerequisite:
Instrument cluster coding MUST correspond to model and equipment particulars. Check/confirm instrument cluster coding.

Preparation:


•Switch OFF ignition and all electrical consumers.
•Remove driver's side lower instrument panel cover.
Test Steps




It appears that the important information to test this sensor has been removed or deleted. Can you please repost?
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:21 PM
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It appears that the important information to test this sensor has been removed or deleted. Can you please repost?
The person that posted this was a pathological liar with split personalities if I kept up with the drama correctly. This information may or may not have been correct.
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The person that posted this was a pathological liar with split personalities if I kept up with the drama correctly. This information may or may not have been correct.
That's a shame. I can't seem to find a test procedure for this part.
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why do you suspect VSS bad?
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To test it...

1)jack up the front and secure with jack stands.

2)tranny in neutral, power off, unplug the sensor

3)put your multimeter on ohms and touch the sensor progs

4)have someone turn the drive wheel slowly, and the the meter will change back and forth (open to close) if it's good.

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Another good reason not to use external sites for posting pictures!
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Another good reason not to use external sites for posting pictures!
The deleted photos/doc's were intentional. The guy was an a** that got upset when he was called on questionable suggestions and went thru and deleted all the doc's he posted.
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why do you suspect VSS bad?
I am glad to have the procedure for this now. Let me take a moment to wipe the egg from my face though ... I meant to find a way to test the engine speed sensor. I have a feeling this is causing a no spark condition, but am unsure.
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