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Where is the Speed Sensor on a Dodge Caravan?

by Melissa Rogers

The Dodge Caravan is a family minivan manufactured in the United States since 1984. The vehicle is equipped with an important component, the speed sensor, which allows the Caravan to operate at optimal performance.

Location

The speed sensor on a Doge Caravan can be found under the hood on the drivers side, mounted on the transmission.

Significance

The speed sensor measures the pressure placed upon the gas or brake pedals and uses the information to provide a change in speed. The component regulates power steering pressures and also aids drivers in slow speeds for tight turns and parking lot maneuvers.

Considerations

Over time the vehicle speed sensor may require more pressure placed down on the gas and brake pedals in order to gain a change in speed. When this happens, consider having the speed sensor replaced to function reliably.

About the Author

Based in Southern California, Melissa Rogers has been writing professionally since 2006. Her work has been featured in "Popstar! Magazine" and used for the "MTV Canada Special: Miley Cyrus Can't Be Tamed." Her work reporting on the entertainment industry is often sourced by websites such as OceanUp and FuseTV. Rogers has an associate degree in communications from Saddleback College.

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