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The "check engine" light came on when the speedometer/odometer and cruise control feature died. I just got back from the mechanic's who told me that they have to order the front and rear speed sensors for the car (which will end up costing me approximately $1K to fix this).. I was surprised.. I thought there was only one speed sensor in the front.

Is the mechanic accurate? :icon_confused:
My Forester is a 2000 S model with odometer frozen at 207,098 miles on it...
 

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In other cars, the speed sensors are usually housed in the differentials or transmission. $1000 sounds awfully steep but the cost will depend on what has to be removed and how hard it is to get to the sensors. I would definately ask your mechanic more questions about what exactly has to be done to replace the sensors before committing to the job.

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The parts itself (speed sensors for front and rear) are about $150 each.. It's the labor cost that drives the price up to $1K... If it was something simple as replacing the e-speedo cluster, I'd go ahead and do it myself... but the speed sensors.. that I can't do.. :( I just assumed there'd be only one speed sensor in the front.
 

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This might be worth a bit more research about sensor cost, quantity, location, accessibility, and difficulty-to-repair. These guys have Subaru vehicle speed sensors (VSS) for $90 each... they appear to be "screw in" with snap connectors.



Research: Example related discussions:

http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/vehicle-speed-sensor-43410/
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f75/fitting-new-speed-sensor-42502/#post478710
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f88/vehicle-speed-sensor-location-40899/

HTH,
Jim / crewzer
 
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