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Folks who've experienced or fixed: Transmission code P1706 / Rear Wheel speed sensor

For those who've encountered this issue (Blinking Sport Light / P1706 / Rear wheel sensor), could you provide an overview of what remedied your issue?

If it was the replacement of the speed sensor harness (p/n: 24030AA181), how much did your dealership or shop charge?

Did any of you remedy with an alternative fix?

Thank you in advance.

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Sure it's not wheel bearing? Have you had any work done in that area recently?


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Sure it's not wheel bearing? Have you had any work done in that area recently?
Hey mamba - never even considered that. I'll start researching that possibility but can you provide any insight you have on how that would result in the error?

Having said that, I feel like when the Sport light starts flashing that the transmission shifts abnormally. It might just be in my head.
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@hoon - The speed sensors rely on a tone ring on the wheel bearings. The Gen 3s are notorious for problematic wheel bearings. Has anything changed in that area recently?
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Speed sensors in the transmission, engine RPM, 4 Wheel speed sensors-- all transmit monitored frequency to ECU which then tells the TCU which gear to select, how to adjust the AWD pressure, and what the tourque converter should do.
I am dealing with transmission errors and still trying to straighten it all out. I will update what,(if), I can get the thing going again. Right rear wheel speed sensor on order.......

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Have experienced similar issues after changing bearing on the rear , check for cracked tone ring !

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@hoon - The speed sensors rely on a tone ring on the wheel bearings. The Gen 3s are notorious for problematic wheel bearings. Has anything changed in that area recently?
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Oh dude... yes. I added wheel spacers which are notorious for not being nice to wheel bearings.

If, that's the culprit, should I assume that damage has been done and simply removing the wheel spacers are no longer an option to fix?
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For those who've encountered this issue (Blinking Sport Light / P1706 / Rear wheel sensor), could you provide an overview of what remedied your issue?

If it was the replacement of the speed sensor harness (p/n: 24030AA181), how much did your dealership or shop charge?

Did any of you remedy with an alternative fix?

Thank you in advance.

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If you haven't already, do the Forum search for that code. There's a number of threads dealing with it. Some include cost information and alternative suggestions.
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