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misteroh 02-05-2013 12:43 PM

Mechanic is charging $440 to replace front right wheel speed sensor
Is that a reasonable price?! :cry: I have a 2001 model, if that means anything

upallnight 02-05-2013 12:47 PM

Indy or dealer? Did he give you a break out on parts and labor?

misteroh 02-05-2013 12:48 PM

Indy, and no he did not. Agh, I should have asked.

ChezWhiz 02-05-2013 04:30 PM

Huh, speed sensor? Never heard of it. If you can find out what part it is check the price on (substitute the last 7 of your VIN for XXXXXXX in the link)

mrbmwx5 02-06-2013 03:31 PM

Go to and buy the sensor ,Jack up the car and support it with jack stand ,,,,,,and about an hour later waola you done, and save your self $ 300 that should be enough to buy you tons of beer ...

bluebee 02-06-2013 09:42 PM

You 'can' test them, by the way.
- How to test the BMW wheel speed sensors with a DMM (1)

Here are my results, for example, from a few years ago:

upallnight 02-07-2013 06:10 AM

Or you can connect a laptop with INPA on it and see which wheel is not sending data back to the ECU.

LBSNOLA 08-18-2013 02:08 PM

INPA question
Upallnight, can you elaborate on INPA. Have a scanner but apparently that won't be sufficient for future diagnosis, would like to know more. Thanks

upallnight 08-18-2013 02:44 PM

Any software written specifically for BMW will provide you with the Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) when you connect the laptop to the car and ask the software to scan for DTC. I used Carsoft 6.5 when I had an E34 Touring and I am now using BMW scanner 1.4. I also carry a bluetooth OBD II scanner with my X and have the App Torque on it. I can scan for some trouble codes but not BMW specific codes.

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