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Speed sensor on 2000 ford f150 4x4 triton 4.6

Ok so the code says my speed sensor is bad. it shows a sensor that is like 4'' long. I can not find this sensor anywhere on my trans.
I replaced the ABS/ speed sensor on the rear end chunk.
Can anyone tell me where this one is? My trans seems to be a Borg 4406
Thanks

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  • blessed70ros Mar 12, 2009

    snorkelbobby
    Mine has a 4x4 4 spd Borg Warner 4406 transfer case , the only sensor I can find on it is on the drivers side of the tailshaft.
    When I remove it what I find is a sensor almost like the ABS sensor
    on the rear diff housing. As opposed to the approx 4" sensor they sold me & that you show in the pic this one is about 1 1/2 - 1 3/4" & just a smooth round cylinder. Is this the speed sensor on mine?
    There is not one like the pic on mine.
    Help! I am loosing my mind on this one here!
    Thanks


  • blessed70ros Mar 13, 2009

    There is a 2 digit code for Axel that says H9, is that it?

  • blessed70ros Mar 13, 2009

    Also on my door tag there is a spot that says "TR" & the code is
    M


  • blessed70ros Mar 13, 2009

    Also I got all numbers etc off the trans & transfer case

    the metal tag on the transfer case says

    H1992 4406 Z1 or l
    193204 xl-34-ac


    then there is a plastic / paper tag on the transfer case that says

    xl34-7a 1 or l 95-ac
    44-06-000-0z1 or l
    MXAC

    on the drivers side of the tranny itsself it has

    xl34
    zc
    d58692l


  • blessed70ros Mar 13, 2009

    Any clue as to which sensor actually operates the speedo itsself?
    My speedometer does not work either.


  • blessed70ros Mar 15, 2009

    Well I have had HELL finding the sensor that goes on the trans housing just b4 the driveshaft.
    Finally Ford told me today to get back under my truck & remove it & get the number off of it! I have had it out & it looks nothing like the ones anyone keeps offering me!
    So tomorrow I will get the number & take it to Ford Monday & see if they can match it up for me.


  • blessed70ros Mar 15, 2009

    Wish me luck!
    I went to Napa online last night & there it was!
    Napa actually shows two different ones the one everyone was selling me & the one I need. According to the pic it is the one.So I'm off to Napa right now to get it & see.
    Will let you know.


  • blessed70ros Mar 26, 2009

    Me again! I went to Napa & they had to order it. When it came in it was not the proper one! But the guy searched & finally found the right one & ordered it from the Manufacturer in Indiana. It came in yesterday. Put it in & my engine light went off but, speedo still did not work, then after 8-9 miles of driving engine light came back on AGAIN & STAYS ON! So as it stands now, speedo still does not work, when I first start truck it displays mileage for approx 3 miles but, never gets any higher & after 3 miles goes blank.
    Any ideas?

  • qmloggy Mar 30, 2009

    I have the same problem on my 2002 F250. My ABS light has been coming on and then the engine light comes on. I had a diagnostic ran and the mechanic said it was the speed sensor that was causing this issue. I went to Kragen and order it but I am not sure where it goes. I have a four inch part with a connector plug and a shaft on one end and on the other end it where some cable connects to it. Any help?

  • blessed70ros Apr 18, 2009

    I did that
    & a friend & I rechecked it too
    it is like 0500 A
    I think was what it said


  • Marc Podeszek May 11, 2010

    Blessed the speed sensor is on the tranny if you scematics to know exactly go to collsionrepairadvice.com its worth it

  • lbond0007
    lbond0007 Mar 28, 2013

    it should be just behind the shifter on the drivers side of the trans

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Vehicle Speed Sensor The vehicle speed sensor (VSS) (Figure 43) is a variable reluctance or Hall-effect sensor that generates a waveform with a frequency that is proportional to the speed of the vehicle. If the vehicle is moving at a relatively low velocity, the sensor produces a signal with a low frequency. As the vehicle velocity increases, the sensor generates a signal with a higher frequency. The PCM uses the frequency signal generated by the VSS (and other inputs) to control such parameters as fuel injection, ignition control, transmission/transaxle shift scheduling and torque converter clutch scheduling.


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For the 4R70W trans vehicles

Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS)

The vehicle speed sensor (VSS) is model dependent. Possible sources of vehicle speed input are, anti-lock brake sensor (ABS), a gear-driven vehicle speed sensor (VSS), or the transmission output shaft speed (OSS) sensor. On 4x4 applications with a manual shift transfer case, the transfer case speed sensor is the source of vehicle speed. The VSS signal is either an AC signal whose frequency changes with vehicle speed, or an SCP data message depending on the source. Some vehicles have both. The vehicle speed signal is an input to various vehicle sub-systems such as the powertrain control module (PCM), instrument cluster (speedometer and odometer), speed control systems, etc. The vehicle speed source must be operational to enter output state control mode for diagnostics.

If you have a 4R100 trans, it is different.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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  • gerry bissi Mar 12, 2009

    Do you have a 4R100 trans or 4R70W trans? Look for trans code on sticker on driver door or door frame. It will be a 2 digit code that I can cross reference.

    I think the 4R100 uses the OSS for vehicle speed signal.



    Output Shaft Speed (OSS) Sensor 4R100

    The output shaft speed (OSS) sensor is a magnetic pickup that provides transmission output shaft rotation speed information to the powertrain control module (PCM).

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



    Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) 4R70W

    The vehicle speed sensor (VSS) is model dependent. Possible sources of vehicle speed input are, anti-lock brake sensor (ABS), a gear-driven vehicle speed sensor (VSS), or the transmission output shaft speed (OSS) sensor. On 4x4 applications with a manual shift transfer case, the transfer case speed sensor is the source of vehicle speed. The VSS signal is either an AC signal whose frequency changes with vehicle speed, or an SCP data message depending on the source. Some vehicles have both. The vehicle speed signal is an input to various vehicle sub-systems such as the powertrain control module (PCM), instrument cluster (speedometer and odometer), speed control systems, etc. The vehicle speed source must be operational to enter output state control mode for diagnostics.



    So, if you have a 4R70W trans with 4x4 and manual transfer case, the transfer case speed sensor is the source of vehicle speed.

  • gerry bissi Mar 13, 2009

    The M says you have a Mazda Manual transmission, not an automatic, right?



    Here's the codes:



    Axle Codes

    The following lists the gear ratios on axles.


    • 18 — 3.08, non-limited slip
    • 19 — 3.55, non-limited slip
    • 26 — 3.73, non-limited slip
    • 27 — 3.31, non-limited slip
    • H9 — 3.55, limited slip
    • B6 — 3.73, limited slip

    Transmission Codes


    • M — five-speed manual overdrive (Mazda M5R2-C)
    • U — four-speed automatic (AODEW/4R70W)
    • E — four-speed automatic (4R100)
    • 7 — four-speed automatic (4R100), Lightning

  • gerry bissi Mar 13, 2009


    Mazda 5 speed manual transmission










    Item

    Part Number

    Description


    1

    Ford Motor Company Part Number

    2

    Bar Code

    3

    Serial Number

  • gerry bissi Mar 13, 2009

    what code did you get? Here's codes for VSS from manual:







    P0500 - Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Malfunction
    Indicates the powertrain control module (PCM) detected an error in the vehicle speed information. Vehicle speed data is received from either the vehicle speed sensor (VSS), transfer case speed sensor (TCSS), anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module, generic electronic module (GEM), or central timer module (CTM). If the engine rpm is above the torque converter stall speed (automatic transmission) and engine load is high, it can be inferred that the vehicle must be moving. If there is insufficient vehicle speed data input, a malfunction is indicated and a DTC is set. On most vehicle applications the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) will be triggered when this DTC is set.


    • Open in VSS+/VSS- harness circuit.
    • Open in TCSS signal or TCSS signal return harness circuit.
    • Short to GND in VSS harness circuit.
    • Short to GND in TCSS harness circuit.
    • Short to PWR in VSS harness circuit.
    • Short to PWR in TCSS harness circuit.
    • Open or short in the vehicle speed circuit(s) (VSC) between the PCM and appropriate control module.
    • Damaged VSS or TCSS.
    • Damaged wheel speed sensors.
    • Damaged wheel speed sensor harness circuits.
    • Damage in module(s) connected to VSC/VSS circuit.
    • Damage drive mechanism for VSS or TCSS.

    Diagnostic Aids: - Monitor VSS PID while driving vehicle. This DTC is set when the PCM detects a sudden loss of VSS signal over a period of time. If vehicle speed data is lost, check source of where vehicle speed signal originates. Note TCSS does not have a PID, circuitry frequency must be checked for sudden loss of sensor signal.

    P0501 - Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Range/ Performance
    Indicates the powertrain control module (PCM) detected an error in the vehicle speed information. This DTC is set the same way as P0500, however the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is not triggered.


    • Refer to possible causes for P0500.

    Refer to diagnostic aids for P0500.

    P0503 - Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Intermittent
    Indicates poor or noisy VSS performance. Vehicle speed data is received from either the vehicle speed sensor (VSS), transfer case speed sensor (TCSS), anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module, generic electronic module (GEM), or central timer module (CTM).


    • Noisy VSS/TCSS input signal from Radio Frequency Interference/Electro- Magnetic Interference (RFI/EMI) external sources such as ignition components or charging circuit.
    • Damaged VSS or driven gears.
    • Damaged TCSS.
    • Damaged wiring harness or connectors.
    • Malfunction in module(s) or circuit connected to VSS/TCSS circuit.
    • After market add-on.

    Monitor VSS PID while driving vehicle, check for intermittent vehicle speed indication. Verify ignition and charging system are functioning.

    P0503 - Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Intermittent
    Indicates poor or noisy VSS performance.


    • Noisy VSS input signal from Radio Frequency Interference/ Electro-Magnetic Interference (RFI/EMI) external sources such as ignition components or charging circuit.
    • Damaged VSS or driven gears.
    • Damaged wiring harness or connectors.
    • Malfunction in module(s) or circuit connected to VSS circuit.

    Verify ignition and charging system are functioning correctly. Check for good VSS (-) to ground







    - Insufficient input from Output Shaft Speed sensor
    The output shaft speed sensor inputs a signal to the PCM, based on the speed of the output shaft of the transmission. The PCM compares this signal with the signal of the VSS or TCSS and determines correct tire size and axle gear ratio.


    • OSS sensor circuit short to GND
    • OSS sensor circuit short to PWR
    • OSS sensor circuit open
    • Damaged OSS sensor
    • Damaged PCM

    Verify sensor signal output varies with vehicle speed.

    P0721 - Noise interference on Output Shaft Speed sensor signal
    The output shaft speed sensor signal is very sensitive to noise. This noise distorts the input to the PCM.


    • Wiring misrouted
    • After market add-on
    • Wiring damaged
    • Wiring insulation wear



    • Check routing of harness.
    • Check wiring and connector for damage.


    P0722 - No signal from Output Shaft Speed sensor
    The output shaft speed sensor failed to provide a signal to the PCM upon initial movement of vehicle.


    • Damaged OSS connector
    • Damaged OSS sensor, or not installed properly
    • Harness intermittently shorted or open



    P0723 - Output Shaft Speed sensor circuit intermittent failure
    The output shaft speed sensor signal to the PCM is irregular or interrupted.


    • Harness connector not properly seated
    • Harness intermittently shorted, or open
    • Harness connector damaged
    • OSS sensor damaged, or not installed properly



    • Verify harness and connector integrity
    • Verify OSS sensor proper installation










    P1500 - Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Intermittent
    Indicates the VSS input signal was intermittent. This DTC is set when a VSS fault interferes with other OBDII tests, such as Catalyst efficiency monitor, EVAP monitor, HO2S monitor, etc.


    • Intermittent VSS connections
    • Intermittent open in VSS harness circuit(s)
    • Intermittent short in VSS harness circuit(s)
    • Damaged VSS
    • Damaged PCM



    P1501 - Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Out of Self Test Range
    Indicates the VSS input signal is out of Self Test range. If the PCM detects a VSS input signal any time during Self Test, a DTC P1501 will be set and the test will abort.


    • Noisy VSS input signal from Radio Frequency Interference/ Electro-Magnetic Interference (RFI/EMI) external sources such as ignition wires, charging circuit or after market equipment.

    Check for VSS input to be 0 mph when vehicle transmission is in Park.

    P1502 - Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Intermittent
    Indicates the powertrain control module (PCM) detected an error in the vehicle speed information. Vehicle speed data is received from either the vehicle speed sensor (VSS), transfer case speed sensor (TCSS), anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module, generic electronic module (GEM), or central timer module (CTM). This DTC is set the same way as P0500. However, it is intended to flash the transmission control indicator lamp (TCIL) for first time VSS circuit error/malfunctions.


    • Refer to possible causes for P0500.

    Refer to diagnostic aids for P0500.

    P1502 - Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Intermittent (TCIL illuminates)
    Indicates the powertrain control module (PCM) detected an error in the vehicle speed information. Vehicle speed data is received from either the vehicle speed sensor (VSS), anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module, generic electronic module (GEM), or central timer module (CTM). This DTC is set the same way as P0500. However, it is intended to flash the transmission control indicator lamp (TCIL) for first time VSS circuit error/malfunctions.
    Refer to possible causes for P0500
    Refer to diagnostic aides for P0500









    P1900 - Output Shaft Speed sensor circuit intermittent failure
    See DTC P0723



  • gerry bissi Mar 15, 2009

    you did replace this sensor right? did it fix both isues?



    On 4x4 applications with a manual shift transfer case, the transfer case speed sensor is the source of vehicle speed.

  • gerry bissi Apr 18, 2009

    can you go to autozone or other auto store and have them run free scan of computer.

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I'm a Ford service adviser. There are many reasons for the
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