Tip & How-To about 1995 Ford Bronco

Speed sensor issue.

I have A 1995 Bronco XLT that had A problem with harsh shifts and seemed to be running in "limp mode". I have had other trucks and cars with these symptoms and the fix was A new speed sensor.
The bronco had no speed sensor on the tranny like my F-150 (also A 1995) although there was one listed for it at the auto parts store. After many days of messing with this heap I bit the bullet and took it to A transmission shop where they tried rewiring the dash. After spending $350.00 it worked for about 6 months when the symptoms returned. The original tranny shop wanted nothing to do with this boat so I took it to A Ford dealer and found out that the speed sensor is built into the instrument cluster which must be removed and replaced with A rebuilt or A new unit.
A new one was in excess of $1000.00 while rebuilding mine was around $600.00. I opted to rebuild my unit. The total for this came to almost $1500.00 to remove and replace the rebuilt cluster. But at least it now runs right.
Another better idea from Ford! Instead of an external,tranny mounted speed sensor that costs around 35 bucks, and can be replaced by the average shade tree mechanic, lets bury it in the dash and charge more than the truck is worth to repair it! And they wonder why the foreign auto makers are eating there lunch.

Posted by on

1995 Ford Bronco Logo

Related Topics:

Related Questions:

2 Answers

got a code p1747 what could be the problem for this code

P1747 refers to a transmission issue. The PCM has detected a malfunction within the EPC (Electronic Pressure Circuit) circuit. You may notice that the engine goes into limp mode or you start to notice a harsh shift point. If you need more information just let me know. Please be specific. The more you write, the better and faster I may help you solve this problem, good luck.

Feb 18, 2014 | 1995 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

Code 1562.

P1562 mean Battery supply below 9V while engine running
Maintains current gear in low range, limp
home mode in range. Shift pressure to
maximum, harsh gear shifts/engagement.
and here is the obd code reader, may be can help you.

Jun 10, 2011 | Land Rover Discovery Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 1995 gmc truck that is stuck in limp mode and wont shift what could cause this problem?

ASE mechanic. the trans won't shift if in limp mode. starts off in third and remains in third until problem is addressed. a computer scanner should show problem.

Jan 26, 2009 | 1993 GMC Sierra K1500

1 Answer

1995 Bronco XLT Starting Issues

when you first turn on the key you should hear the fuel pump run for 5-10 seconds can you hear this? next time it wont start cycle the key 2-3 time 10 seconds each time. on the 4th time if it starts your fuel is returning to the tank and taking a wile to purge the system. let me know if this seems to be what is going on.

Jul 19, 2008 | 1995 Ford Bronco

Not finding what you are looking for?

1,086 people viewed this tip

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

80339 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5687 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions