check engine light returns a wheel speed sensor issue. on 2001 Nissan Maxima

How does the wheel speed sensor cause a check engine light. If it does should I replace the sensor?

by in Colorado Springs, CO on November 30, 2010
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5 answers
ANSWER by , November 30, 2010
yes replace wheel speed sensor, it sounds like it is going bad, believe it or not, the wheel sensor does alot
ANSWER by , November 30, 2010
The engine computer needs to know the vehicle speed, and the wheel speed sensors provide that info for the computer.
ANSWER by , November 30, 2010
put a computer on find what is wrong and witch speed sensor is bad
ANSWER by , November 30, 2010
Is it a code for a wheel speed sensor or a Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS)? VSS would cause a check engine light failure would result in loss of Speedometer and cruise control. A scan tool or oscilloscope is needed to check each wheel speed sensor.
ANSWER by , December 01, 2010
You need to pinpoint which sensor is bad and yes it should be replaced. Each one acts as a speedometer to the ECM so if one is different or out it will kick the light on...