2005 LGT, 5EAT USDM
Hey guys, so since I've had the car, I've been dealing with the flashing sport light. My Vag-Com cable finally made it and got FreeSSM working (great app, if no one has used it before). I got a code p1706 which is a "rear vehicle speed sensor". Now, keep in mind this is NOT the ABS wheel speed sensors.
I've attached the picture from the Service manual where it's located. It's number 4 in the rear.
So my symptoms are as so;
When cold; 1st to 2nd a very, very hard shift, immediate sport light flashing.
2nd Scenario: Manually shift from 1st to 2nd, car runs well no issues, until it warms up, then Flashing Sport Light. I'll lose manual mode completely.
When warm, if I turn off the car, and drive, I'll get the flashing sport light, lose manual mode. If I continue to drive around ten minutes or so, I'll randomly get manual mode back.
Transmission did slip at first when I did a fluid change on it (drained out pan, and added Amsoil ATF), then I'm assuming it relearned and hasn't been slipping at all.
I did notice that the shifts are been A LOT smoother with the new fluid in place, the old fluid was dark and nasty. I'm willing to be the PO didn't replace the fluid very often, since it was dark, but DIDN'T smell BURNT.
Anyway, on further investigation, it seems that the that there are three sensors: 1st being on the front of the trans, 2nd being INSIDE the trans, and 3rd being the rear sensor in question. However, I've read that the secondary sensor is replaced with the harness. Visual inspection showed that the front CAN be REMOVED/UNPLUGGED, but I totally forgot to look at the rear.
Can anyone give me any insight if we can remove the rear at all?
Last edited by ihiryu; 03-01-2016 at 01:25 PM..