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Steering speed sensor on a 1998 GMC K1500? How hard is it to change?

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Where is the steering speed sensor on a 1998 GMC K1500? How hard is it to change?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 6 years ago.


do you mean the steering angle sensor?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Don't know what a steering angle sensor is. This thing is a round disc, looks like the new part has three wires.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 6 years ago.

this should be isn't too bad to install..takes about an hour and a half


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Steering Angle Sensor

Service and Repair


  • Set front wheels in the straight-ahead position and the steering wheel in the LOCKED position.
  1. Negative battery cable. CAUTION: Before removing or installing any electrical unit or when a tool or equipment could easily come in contact with "live" exposed electrical terminals, disconnect the negative battery cable to help prevent personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or components. Unless instructed otherwise, the ignition switch must be in the "OFF" or "LOCK" position .
  2. Nut and bolt from upper to lower steering shaft connection. Slide lower shaft down.
  3. Position sensor connector by using suitable tool to pull connector down around the right side of steering column for accessibility.


Position Sensor Removal


  1. Position sensor and bearing assembly from steering column jacket by pulling straight out. Use care not to apply force to sensor and bearing in a sideways direction.
  2. Position sensor from clips in bearing assembly.


  1. Position sensor into bearing assembly.
  2. Bearing into steering column jacket. Align notches on bearing and column jacket and seat bearing fully into jacket. Use care not to apply force to sensor and bearing in a sideways direction.
  3. Position sensor connector.
  4. Bolt and nut to upper end of shaft. Tighten
    • Nut to 62 Nm (46 ft. lbs.) .
  1. Negative battery cable.


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