Question about 1999 Ford Taurus
Locate variable speed sensor
I think you mean the Vehicle Speed Sensor(VSS).It is located on the transmission,somewhere on the portion of the housing that contains the differential and axles.Most speed sensors are a 2 wire unit,and often the wires are tightly twisted to reduce electromagnetic interference(this will probably help in identifying it)
Posted on Feb 24, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: speed sensor
it should be located under the car on the tansmission gearbox but it is covered by a Sheild and will be hard to see.
Here is a clipping from a web forum that explains how to remove and reinstall a speed sensor ina 94 Taurus ....
The source listed below explains how to remove and reinstall it, and should also halp you locate it:
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
It should be on the back of the transmission near where the driveshaft goes in. Buy a new one, jack up your truck and look for the old one on the back of the transmission
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
Your speed sensor, is located on top of the transaxle, near the starter. To access it, remove the battery, then remove the battery tray (4 10mm bolts). You will see wires coming from the lower oxygen sensor, and they snap into the bracket that holds the speed sensor in place. The actual speed sensor has a 2 wire clip on it, and is held in place by the bracket and a 10mm bolt.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
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Nov 03, 2015 | 1996 Ford Taurus
Sounds like a bad speedometer sensor. Usually located on the transmission. The only way to fix the speedometer is to replace the sensor.
The Variable Speed Sensor (VSS) has failed. You will have to get it replaced. Both are driven by an electrical signal sent to the cars computer by the VSS, and converted to SPEED, and DISTANCE driven.
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