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Mazda 3 Service Manual: Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Inspection [FS5 A EL]

Mazda 3 Service Manual / Drivetrain / Sensors, Switches, Relays / Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Inspection [FS5 A EL]

On-Vehicle Inspection

1. Inspect the power supply circuit for the VSS.

a. Remove the insulator from the transaxle.


b. Disconnect the VSS connector.


c. Switch the ignition to ON (engine off).

d. Measure the voltage at VSS connector terminal A (harness-side).


e. Switch the ignition to off.

f. Connect the VSS connector.

2. Inspect the GND circuit for the VSS.

a. Switch the ignition to off.

b. Measure the voltage at VSS connector terminal C (harness-side).


3. Inspect the signal circuit for the VSS.

a. Connect the oscilloscope to the following TCM connector terminals and set it as below.

b. Start the engine.

c. Measure the wave form when the following conditions are met.


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