Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Los Angeles (Highland Park)
ABS Light on, clicking sound from one wheel. Bad speed sensor? OK to drive home?
This is an '05 Elise.
I decided to take the Elise to work today. When I was a few miles from my office, I started to hear a faint clicking sound coming from the front right wheel. It got a little louder over the next couple miles, then I noticed that the ABS light was on.
I assume this is related to the wheel speed sensor, though I haven't verified, being that I'm still at work.
1. Has anyone seen an Elise/Exige speed sensor fail in a way that the sensor starts dragging over the teeth, making a regular clicking sound? Any other thoughts on what it could be if not that?
2. My tires were replaced yesterday. Any chance the tire shop could have done anything that would cause this? I can't imagine how, but I've done surprisingly little work to the brakes/suspension on this car to make an "educated assumption"
3. I'm about 20 miles from home. Any harm in driving it back? I'm not worried about not having ABS, but I am worried about doing damage to adjacent parts.
4. Finally: Preemptively, I'm looking for replacement parts. I'm having a hard time finding a replacement for the sensor, itself. I've found the hub with sensor, and I've found a sensor for an S1, but I haven't found the sensor, by itself, for my car. Anyone know where to find one and/or a part number?
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