Used Jaguar Speed Sensors

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About Speed Sensors

Many modern vehicles have a Jaguar speed sensor. This sophisticated component is used to detect the speed of the vehicle and pass this information on to a variety of other components such as the anti-lock braking system, the cruise control system and the variable assist power steering system.

The majority of newer vehicles with a Jaguar speed sensor will have a model that operates through a permanent magnet. The Jaguar speed sensor will be mounted either in the vehicle’s rear differential assembly or in the transmission case. If the Jaguar speed sensor is mounted in the transmission case it is most likely that it will be gear driven whilst a Jaguar speed sensor mounted in the rear differential operates by means of a trigger wheel that is mounted with the ring gear.  Regardless of the location of the Jaguar speed sensor mounting, the same information is collated and distributed electronically to other parts of the vehicle.

Because there are several tasks to which the Jaguar speed sensor is integral, a faulty sensor might reveal itself in a variety of ways. If the cruise control stops working, the speedometer ceases to operate or the anti lock braking system begins to behave erratically, the source of the problem may well be a faulty Jaguar speed sensor.

If this is the case it is essential to replace the faulty sensor to ensure that the functioning of all of those dependent components is restored.

Jaguar trivia

  • Jaguar was bought out by Ford in 1990, but they didn't really capitalise on the investment. Eventually, Ford sold Jaguar to the current owners, the Indian company Tata Motors.
  • Jaguar isn't a big name in F1, but they did have a go. They raced between 2000 and 2004 but didn't perform well enough to justify the costs. They managed a less than stellar ninth place in their final race.
  • Steve McQueen was a huge fan of the Jaguar XKSS and even found himself with two driving bans because of his passion for driving fast. He was one of the few people to ever drive an XKSS because only 16 were ever made! McQueen did eventually sell his car, but regretted it immediately and paid more to get it back. The car is now owned by US TV host Jay Leno.
  • PM Margaret Thatcher was determined to keep Jaguar as a British company, and in 1984 she announced that the brand was protected from foreign purchasing. The government retained a 50% share of the company until it became clear that foreign investment was essential as 1990 rolled around.
  • The 2014 Superbowl advert for Jaguar featured Brit actors Ben Kingsley and Mark Strong, with a terrified Tom Hiddlestone hanging out of a helicopter as it flew across London. Not many people know that the driver used for this advert was The Stig (Ben Collins).