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I need to change the output shaft speed sensor. Where is it

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I need to change the output shaft speed sensor. Where is it located?
JA: Does the sensor have a wire-wrapped magnet? If so, have you checked it with an ohmmeter?
Customer: The sensor has a wire attached to it. It looks like it should be somewhere on the outside of the transmission but I can not locate it.
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 2007 VW Jetta 2.5
JA: Are you fixing your Jetta yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes. Ran a scan
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 27 days ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  camerontech replied 27 days ago.

hi there,

im cam, a licenced technician

the output shpaft speed sensor in the transmision assembly underneat the valve body.
you will have to drain the fluid , remove the pan and remove the valve body assembly.

than you will be able to access the speed sensor for replacement

I have included a diagram for you and it is identiffied as #2 in the picture

Customer: replied 27 days ago.
I removed the pan but I don't see wire that looks like this.
Expert:  camerontech replied 27 days ago.

that looks like the vehicle speed sensor that is located on top of the transmission housing below the mount.

there are a few different sensors for these models. dpepending if the parrts guy gave you the right one
the 09a sensors are inside the transmission behind the valve body. that would have to be removed

Expert:  camerontech replied 27 days ago.

the picture of the one you sent me is for an externaly mounted vehicle speed sensor

Customer: replied 27 days ago.
Ok. So this sensor isn't for this vehicle right?
And is there 2 output shaft speed sensors?
Expert:  camerontech replied 27 days ago.

depending on which trans you have,
there is generally a output shaft speed sensor (which is located inside the trans behind the valve body) and a vehicle speed sensor

if you have the 09a code, than you have the wrong sensor. that is a vehicle speed sensor.
you might want to get a OE one from the dealer and order it by the VIN number as there are 3 different one for these.
2 are external mounted speed sensors while there is 1 internal mounted output shaft speed sensor

Customer: replied 27 days ago.
Do you have a picture of what it should look like because this is what they show me at the part store
Part number SN 7389
Expert:  camerontech replied 27 days ago.

i do not have parts listings.
i would reccomend replacing with an oe sensor ordered by the vin number as there are a few difffeerent ones.
buying aftermarket you will need the trans code

Customer: replied 27 days ago.
Ok. I will try the dealer ship.
Also what should I do to turn of the steering wheel light? It usually goes off when driving but after the car sits it comes back on.
Expert:  camerontech replied 27 days ago.

id recommend a complete system scan and retreive all stored codes in the pcm, bcm, abs trans and steering systems.
its detected a problem and will require a code retrieve

Customer: replied 27 days ago.
I did the scan with a Vgate VS450 but all it's showing is the output shaft speed sensor. Is there something else in suppose to use for the steering system?
Expert:  camerontech replied 27 days ago.

i dont know anything about that scanner and if it can access the individual systems.
if its just an obd2 reader than it might not.
if its the only code in system than its good just to eliminate that fault first.

Customer: replied 27 days ago.
Ok. Thanks I will get on it tomorrow morning.
Customer: replied 26 days ago.
I trying to get the part but the 2 sensors look the same.
Is it G195 or G182?
Expert:  camerontech replied 26 days ago.

without me knowin what trans you have, i wouldnt be able to look it up

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