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Re: where is speed sensor
The speed sensor is on the passenger side top of the transmission.remove the passenger side tire and then remove the passenger side motor
mount. It's right on top of the transmission and the 10mm
bolt is on the drivers side...so it is a little tricky to get to! You
take the bolt out and pull the old one out...and put the new one in and
reverse the process! it's time consuming but...thats the easiest way I
could find to do it! Hope this helps anyone else that has to replace
Remember that there is one nut (10mm) that needs to be removed before
the sensor will pull out. The sensor might (should) have a silver
heatshield around it, so it might blend in with the surroundings.
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I have read a few articles on this problem. If the wheels are off the ground You may have to turn the wheels to move the gears inside the transmission. Apparently the plastic gear can come off of the sensor and fall between the internal gears of the transmission. There is a possiblity of jamming the working gears with the sensor gear should it become loose.
They recommended paying someone $50 and making it their problem. But the bottomline is someone has to do it. My thought is there may be a simple cure by putting the Trans in Neutral instead of Park or if its a stick, maybe neutral and let it freewheel.
Another solution would be to ask Ammco or a Ford Dealer mechanic who may rebuild several of these Trans in a day. Or go to a Salvage yard and try a scrap Trans to see if yours is the rule or the exception when it comes to getting this part out.
Would be interested in knowing if my solution for shifting the Trans helped.
A 1998 Ford Taurus has the idle controlled by the ECM. The ECM analyzes data from the systems sensors and determines how much air and fuel the engine needs to run at the desired speed. If the car is idling higher than it normally does then there is a problem with a component of the engine or it's control system or there may be something foreign to the system causing the problem, either way you cannot manually adjust the idle and you are most likely going to have to have a mechanic or someone with mechanical skills and diagnostic tools, read the trouble codes or datastream to narrow the problem down.
the speed sensor is right next to the transmission ,you have to discinect the battery and then look in the transmission it should be right there ,disconect the sensor and put the one in,conect the battery and that it,good luck
TRY AT THE TRANSMISSION, FOLLOW THE SPEEDO CABLE HOUSING , THERE IS A ROLL PIN USALLY HOLDING IT IN THE TRANS, REMOVE AND INSPECT THE DRIVEN GEAR ON IT AND IF DAMAGED YOUR PROBLEM IS FURTHER IN THE TRANS...HOPEFULLY NOT.....GL
polarcycle is right but there is a speed sensor on the drivers side top of the trans. toward the tail shaft or transfer case. there is as well a sensor inside the trans. itself that is mounted on the web. behind the overdrive band and drum.
your transmission oil pan is at the bottom of the trans, the heat shield you are looking to remove is on the right side of the vehicle above where the axle goes into the trans unit. You should find the sensor mounted there with one bolt and one wire plug, hope this is helpful, let me know