Engine-Codes - Saturn - P1396 SATURN

P1396 SATURN - Wheel Speed Sensor Circuit

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P1396 SATURN Possible Causes

  • Faulty Wheel Speed Sensor
  • Wheel Speed Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Wheel Speed Sensor circuit poor electrical connection

How is the P1396 SATURN code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

What is the cost to diagnose the P1396 SATURN code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P1396 SATURN code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
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When is the code detected?

The Engine Control Module (ECM) detects an invalid rough road signal from the wheel speed sensor.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P1396 SATURN Meaning

The road situation is estimated with the help of a wheel speed sensor. The wheel speed sensor generates an AC voltage that increases with wheel speed every time there is a wheel rotation.
The frequency of the AC signal is used by the Electronic Body Control Module (EBCM) to calculate wheel speed. Engine Control Module (ECM) misfire detection diagnostic will be automatically deactivated once the wheel speed sensor detects a rough road condition.

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