The symptoms of a bad steering angle sensor could not be easily detected. Despite this, the small device is an important part in a car's Electronic Stability Control or ESC. And because ESC controls the direction of the vehicle's wheels, a faulty steering angle sensor may cause some serious consequences. This is the reason why in a car's dash, warning signals can be seen. These signals help the driver determine whether the vehicle is working properly-inside and outside. You will know if your vehicle may need to have its steering angle sensor replace if the HDC, DSC, and ABS are all showing signals in your dashboard.
Three types of steering angle sensor
Once certain that your steering angle sensor is the one at fault for the warning signs in your dashboard, you need to replace it as soon as possible. There are not much choices of aftermarket steering angle sensor and this makes it easier to choose the perfect one for your vehicle. The first factor to consider would be the kind of stability system your car has. There are three types of steering angle sensors for this-the one specifically designed for cars working with EDC, DSC, or both systems. To optimize the capabilities of your car and the new steering angle sensor, determine whether both are compatible with each other.
The right sensitivity
Part of the steering angle sensor's job is to send information regarding the position of the steering wheel and the speed it is being turned. These functions totally rely on the sensitivity of the device. The typical sensitivity in most steering angle sensor is 0.10-degree resolution. This is the highest possible sensitivity the device should handle. Anything higher than that can make the car wheels significantly turn with the slightest move of the steering wheel. Lower resolution, on the other hand, can be tiresome as it takes more effort from the driver to turn the steering wheel to make the tiniest turn.