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Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential

Part No. 970-012 Warranty Details  

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Restore the anti-lock brake system with our Anti-Lock Brake System Wheel Speed Sensor. It transmits the wheel speed through the harness, back to the anti-lock brake system control module.

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  • Easy to install
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Location:Rear Left & Right
Terminal Type:Pin

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Dorman - OE SolutionsSpeed Sensor, Rear Differential
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Easy to install (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (5)
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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Upgraded design perfect fit

By 

from Indiana

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

Level 4

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

  • Semi Hassle To Install

Best Uses

  • Everyday Driving
  • Replacement

Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential:

I got this for a 95 Explorer. This new one has a little bit different design. Has a cover over it as the old one was just metal no cover.

The location of it is not the best to get to but it's changeable. I backed it up on the ramps to get to it easier. 1 bolt holds it on and it was all rusted up so had to spray something on it. Got the bolt out and had to take a screw driver to get the old one out it was a little stuck. Put the new one in and it was a perfect fit.

However it did not fix my speedometer problem. I replaced this ABS/Speed sensor after replacing the speed sensor on the transfer case. So in the end good fit and reasonable price just wish it would have fixed my problem!

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works Fine

By 

from Connecticut

Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential:

The application was for a 2000 Mazda B4000 pickup. Replacement fixed the speedometer, turned off the ABS light, and possibly corrected the CEL after clearing the codes. Be extra careful uncliping the pigtail. One of the clips broke off way to easily on me. The retaining bolt size was standard, not metric. Might be helpful so you don't round it. The old sensor would not come out of the differential by hand. I had to wedge a thin flathead screwdriver in between the housing and the old sensor. Then, I carefully turned the screwdriver while slowly twisting and pulling up on the sensor. A little grease on the o-ring and installation of the new sensor was a breeze.

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(7 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

It's actually an ABS sensor

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from VT

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        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential:

        mislisted part.

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        (8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        No more trouble light

        By 

        from Whitehall, PA

        About Me DIY Repairs

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        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Good Value

        Cons

        • A Hair Longer But Worked

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential:

        Speed Sensor installed exactly as it was supposed to. There was no bolt provided with it, so I had to use the original. I started the Ranger up immediately upon finish and was happy to find the ABS dashboard trouble light was no longer illuminated. 2.5 months later and it is still working just fine. Saved about 75% over cost of Ford's OEM part.

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        (8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        PERFECT FIT

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        from Denver, co

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        • Easy To Install

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            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential:

            EXACT FIT

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            (8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Problem solved

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            from TWIN FALLS, IDAHO

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            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving

              Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential:

              Had a erratic speedo and ABS. It takes 5 minutes to install and the problem , SO FAR, has been solved.

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              (7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              good product

              By 

              from westminster md

              About Me Casual Driver

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              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Replacement

                Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential:

                product was exactly as described

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                (11 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works for me

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                from BF,Egypt

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving

                  Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential:

                  Quink and easy, one bolt installation

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                  (7 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  i works great

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                  from Burley ID

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                    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential:

                    it works great

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                    • Q:

                      What is the difference between this part and P/N ABS111 senor you advertise? besides price?
                      Asked on 10/3/2013 by Jr. from Iva SC

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Hi Jr. The Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential (Part No. 970-012) is for right and left location and the BWD ABS Wheel Speed Sensor (Part No. ABS111) is for center location. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 10/7/2013 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I have a 2000 F150 4.2L. Where would my sensors be located, and which one would I need besides this one, or are they all the same?
                      Asked on 9/13/2013 by Chris from Gatesville, tx

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                        A:

                        Hi Chris, with reference to your inquiry on the Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential - part# 970-012, the speed sensor on your Ford F150 would be located on the top of the rear axle housing, mounted by a bracket. Follow the electrical connector containing two wires to the sensor. The location of the rear ABS speed sensor is in the top of the differential housing. The front ABS speed sensors are located in the front steering knuckle. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 9/16/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      i have a 2002 ford f150 where is the speed sensor located
                      Asked on 8/3/2013 by ray from troy,alabama

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                        A:

                        With reference to your inquiry on the Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential -part# 970-012, there are several different speed sensors on your Ford F150. The ABS uses three speed sensors, one in each front wheel hub, and one in the differential housing. The PCM looks at the output shaft speed sensor, it should be in the left side of the transmission case. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 8/4/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I have a 1992 dodge D150 pickup 318 muti port fuel injection.
                      Having problems with the Odometer not working. Was told it may be the speed sensor. If so is it in the rear end or transmission.
                      Thanks
                      Asked on 3/9/2013 by 92 dodge rider from Cynthiana Ky

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                        A:

                        With reference to your inquiry on the Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential -part# 970-012, the speed sensor on your Dodge D150 Pickup are typically located in the transmission or differential housing. They monitor the speed of a rotating ring gear then transmit this information to either the ECU or dashboard gauges. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 3/11/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      does that sensor control in side speedo . no sensor on tranny only rear end 1998 ford ranger 2.5
                      Asked on 1/9/2013 by tro y from tampa fla

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        With reference to the Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential (Part No. 970-012), the 1998-2000 Rangers are not equipped with a VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor). The PCM (Powertrain Control Module) receives vehicle speed information from the antilock brake system rear wheel speed sensor. The raw signal from the ABS/VSS sensor on the rear axle goes directly to the Explorer 4WABS module where the signal is corrected for tire diameter. Then the corrected signal is sent to the PCM, speed control, cluster, etc. In this system, the PCM is an end user of the corrected VSS signal. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 1/10/2013 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I have a 97 f250 with the 7.3 powerstroke diesel and im havin a situation where my speedometer will stop working and i will all of a suden lose gear then the spedo will work suddenly and my drive gear will come back but when it does this the abs light will be on do u think this will be the rear abs sensor
                      Asked on 1/7/2013 by cody

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                        A:

                        Sorry, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. We would suggest that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic for further diagnosis. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 1/8/2013 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I have a 1992. Aerostar minivan 3.0L V6. when I start the vehicle in the morning the odometer does not show the mileage which happens to be digital or the speed at which I'm traveling. I will drive for about a mile and all of a sudden the speedometer needle shots from zero to 35 or more and the odometer will start counting the mileage. Could this be a bad speed sensor which is causing a blank odometer reading on the instrument cluster and delaying the shifting of the transmission?
                      Asked on 9/24/2012 by Mailman from Cutler Bay, Fl

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                        A:

                        Yes, the speed sensor may be the possible cause of the problem as the computer (ECU) receives the information it needs to have a car operate properly from strategically located vehicle speed sensors. It uses the information from vehicle speed sensors for the speedometer display. Automatic transmissions must have the information from a vehicle speed sensor to decide shift strategy. However, I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem.

                        Answered on 9/25/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I have a 95, F150, 351, with an E4OD trans. It shifts hard and the OD light blinks on and off. Could this be the solution to my problem? If so where is this located on my truck?
                      Asked on 9/2/2012 by Harebear from Woodland Park, CO

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        This problem may be caused by torque convertor clutch slippage or vehicle speed sensor failure. However, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. We would suggest that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic for further diagnosis. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 9/2/2012 by Rick from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I think one of guys gave me an answer but I wanna make sure, My 1992 E150 has 265/75r 15 tires & I had to leave 4 a new job out of town & LF tire developed a bubble on it & had 2 put a 235 size spare & left it on when I came back not enough money 2 buy replacement & today the Brake ABS/Brake lights started coming on, Could the skinning spare be the cause?
                      Asked on 8/26/2012 by C.C & Grandpa from Moonachie NJ

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                        A:

                        Sorry, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. We would suggest that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic for further diagnosis.

                        Answered on 8/27/2012 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I've been told by my local shop that I need aN "ABS Differential Speed Sensor", Ford part numbers: F85F-9E731-AB, F4UA-9E731-BA, F37F-9E731-AA

                      Is this product a comparable replacement to the Ford Motorcraft OE Part? If so, where on the differential is this part located? My truck is a 1999 Ford F150 2WD with the 5.4L V8.
                      Asked on 8/15/2012 by fomoco<3 from Danville California

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Yes, this Dorman - OE Solutions Speed Sensor, Rear Differential - part# 970-012 is an exact fit for your 1999 Ford F150. The speed sensor should be located on the top of the rear axle housing. It is a small bolt and a bracket that hold it in place. To replace it, it just takes removing the electrical conector with the two wires, removal of the bolt and retaining bracket, and put the new one in the hole followed by the retaining bracket and bolt, and finish by connecting the electrical connector. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 8/15/2012 by Vincent from AAP
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