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How to Replace Speed Sensor 97-01 Toyota Camry

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  1. step : Removing the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) (0:47)
    • Raise and support the vehicle
    • Disconnect the VSS wiring harness
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the VSS
    • Pry the VSS from the transmission with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the sensor from the transmission with pliers
  2. step : Installing the VSS (3:04)
    • Apply Transmission fluid to the VSS O-ring
    • Install the VSS into the transmission
    • Install the 10mm bolt for the VSS
    • Connect the VSS wiring harness
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground

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In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and replace a gear style VSS, or vehicle speed sensor, also known as an output or transmission output speed sensor. If you like this video please click subscribe. We have a ton more videos on this and many other vehicles. If you ever need parts for your car you can follow the link down in the description over to Here are the items you'll need for this repair.

We've put our vehicle on a lift to make it easier to film for you. This job can be easily done with a jack and jack stands. Locate your vehicle speed sensor, or transmission output speed sensor, which is located at the top of the transmission over the passenger side CV axle. Disconnect the electrical connector on the top of your speed sensor. Remove the 10 millimeter bolt on the driver's side of the sensor. We'll do this using the 10 millimeter socket and ratchet. Use a flat blade screwdriver to pry up and release the sensor from the transmission. You may have to grab the sensor with a pair of pliers and try to move it left and right to release it from the transmission because those O-rings can get baked in there from the heat and really get stuck in there. Remove the sensor from the transmission.

The way your speed sensor here works is this gear is driven by another gear inside of the transmission which tells us how fast that differential or the final drive is rotating. It lets us know the overall speed of the vehicle. These gears can wear out and have the plastic teeth wear off or the shaft can snap along with the electric pickups inside of the sensor breaking down, causing it not to read, which can cause issues with driveability and shifting. Fortunately, it's easy to change.

I've got some clean transmission fluid on my finger here. We'll lubricate that O-ring with it before we install it into the transmission. You could use another lubricant here, but ATF is ideal because we don't have to worry about this dripping in and contaminating our transmission fluid. Reinstall the sensor into the opening. Make sure you push it down there nice and evenly. Reinstall the 10 millimeter bolt, tighten it down with your 10 millimeter socket and ratchet. Reinstall the electrical connector onto the sensor and you're good to go.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Transmission Fluid

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Slip-Joint Pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

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This part replaces:

  • Standard Motor Products SC153
  • Dorman 917-603
  • OE # 8941308010
  • OE # 8941308020
  • DIY Solutions ESS00636
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