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What does a vehicle speed sensor look like on a 2001 jetta 2.0?

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what does a vehicle speed sensor look like on a 2001 jetta 2.0? My speedometer isn't working and I was told it is error code p0501
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 3 years ago.

Eurocar Inc :

hello there !

Eurocar Inc :

the vehicle speed sensor is on top of the transmission

Eurocar Inc :

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the vss sensor is under the heat protection that is silver in color in the pic above

Eurocar Inc :

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looks like that above

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Customer:

Is this the speed sensor that affects the speedometer? I was told there is two speed sensors.

Customer:

I have a 2001 volkswagen jetta gls with a 2.0 engine. I got a check engine light checked at autozone and was told it was error code p0501. It is supposively the vehicle speed sensor. I was also told by a friend there is two speed sensors. Which one affects the speedometer? Where is it located? and how does it look?

Eurocar Inc :

hello

Customer:

hi

Eurocar Inc :

the 2 sensors that you are talking about does not pertain to your speedo at all those are for the reansmission ecm

Eurocar Inc :

transmission

Eurocar Inc :

the 2 pics i have sent is the sensor you need to check!!

Eurocar Inc :

the sensor is protected by a silver wrapping (heat shield)

Eurocar Inc :

it is under that

Customer:

ok so these would be the ones that affect the speedometer, and are making my gas light blink everytime i accelerate?

Customer:

the one you shouwed me earlier

Eurocar Inc :

yes correct !

Eurocar Inc :

now there is one other thing to consider

Eurocar Inc :

the mechanical drive that spins the sensor!!! it may be broken!!

Customer:

how would i go about getting to the speed sensor?

Eurocar Inc :

the sensor unscrews

Eurocar Inc :

remove the air cleaner and tube to see better!!

Eurocar Inc :

now once you unscrew the sensor get that out of the way you will see the drive connection

Eurocar Inc :

you will see a little square in the middle

Eurocar Inc :

unscrew that and remove and check and make sure it is not broken

Eurocar Inc :

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Customer:

Thanks. I will accept the answer once i give it a shot and I no longer have any follow up questions.

Eurocar Inc :

ok

Customer:

Hello, I changed the speed sensor today and my speedometer still doesn't work. My ABS light came on as well. Is there anything else I can do?

Eurocar Inc :

how did the wires look ? were they green ? corroded ?

Customer:

Thanks for your help. It was the spinning mechanism

Eurocar Inc :

glad you found the drive broken like i mentioned above!!

Eurocar Inc :

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