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How to Replace an ABS Wheel Sensor in a Chrysler Sebring

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The Chrysler Sebring has an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with sensors on each wheel that continuously monitor that wheel's speed. The ABS wheel sensor transmits this information to the ABS controller, which determines the amount of braking force to apply to that wheel during an emergency stop. The most common reason for replacing the ABS wheel sensor is metallic debris such as brake dust clogging the sensor.

Determine which ABS wheel sensor your Chrysler Sebring will need. You'll want to be sure the new wheel sensor is compatible with your make and model of Sebring. All versions of the Sebring have ABS wheel sensors.

Remove the rear seat back and cushion so you can peel back the main silencer pad along the side. This will expose the wheel speed sensor harness connector.

Pull the foam sleeve covering the harness connector from behind the wheel house silencer. Push the foam sleeve off the connector so you can unplug it from the vehicle wiring harness.

Raise the vehicle. Remove the grommet from the sealing grommet retainer for the speed sensor harness from the rear frame rail of the vehicle. Remove the speed sensor clips from the rear upper control arm. Disconnect the mounting bolt with a socket wrench and remove the wheel speed sensor from the vehicle.

Install the new wheel speed sensor by reversing the removal procedure. Use a torque wrench to tighten the mounting bolt to 75 in. lbs.

Road test the vehicle to ensure proper operation of the ABS system.

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