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Vehicle Speed Sensor: Description and Operation
Vehicle Speed Sensor

VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR

Typical Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS)

The vehicle speed sensor (VSS) (Figure 52) is a variable reluctance or Hall-effect sensor that generates a waveform with a frequency that is proportional
to the speed of the vehicle. If the vehicle is moving at a relatively low velocity, the sensor produces a signal with a low frequency. As the vehicle velocity
increases, the sensor generates a signal with a higher frequency. The PCM uses the frequency signal generated by the VSS (and other inputs) to control
such parameters as fuel injection, ignition control, transmission/transaxle shift scheduling and torque converter clutch scheduling.

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