Tip & How-To about 1995 Ford Bronco
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 G.R. Ronan on
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