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2000 ford contour vss location and replacement

Need to know location of the vehicle speed sensor and how to remove and replace..

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The VSS is located in the transmission housing. This forum post has a decent written walkthrough here.

Posted on Jul 12, 2013

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SOURCE: ford contour 2000

The range sensor is located just to the left of the battery on the automatic transaxle. It is connected with 2 bolts.

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SOURCE: where is the vehicle speed sensor located on a 91 nissan pickup

The speed sensor is located on the transmission towards the tail shaft. The housing that encloses the cable will attach on the side of the tranny. At this connection you will find the speed sensor right where it attaches to the tranny. There will be a couple of wires attached to the speed sensor.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 FORD EXPEDITION VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR

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

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Fuel Pump Module —Vehicles with Returnless Fuel System
Special Tool(s) Wrench, Sender Unit, Fuel Tank
310-065A (23-054) Removal
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  1. Remove the fuel tank.
  1. Using the special tool, remove the fuel pump locking ring.
  1. Remove the fuel pump module.
    • Rotate the pump counterclockwise to remove.
  1. Remove and discard the O-ring seal.
Installation
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  1. Install a new O-ring seal and locking ring.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Posted on Jan 09, 2010

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SOURCE: need to know location and how ro remove a

  1. Remove the Battery
  2. Remove the battery tray. You need to do this to access the TRS(transmission Range Sensor) If its 2.5 liter you need to also remove the air cleaner, and the battery box bolts(on bottom of box)
  3. Detach the battery positive cable push pin from the battery box.
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4.Raise and support the vehicle.
5.Disconnect the horn and left-hand front fog lamp electrical connectors. Detach the wiring harness from the securing clip.

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  1. Lower the vehicle.
  1. Disconnect the battery junction box (BJB).
    1. Remove the cable ties.
    1. Unclip the BJB.
    • Position the BJB to one side.
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      1. Pull the horn and front fog lamp wiring harness through the hole in the battery tray.
      1. Detach the wiring harness from the pin-type retainers in the battery tray.

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13.Remove the transmission range (TR) sensor.
  1. Disconnect the TR electrical connector.
  1. Remove the bolts.
  1. Remove the TR sensor.

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307-351 (T97L-70010-A)

I hope this is concise enough for you to change your sensor..Take care..Hey did I mention this information I posted is FREE!!!

Posted on Mar 27, 2010

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How to replace vehicle speed sensor 2000 Pontiac aztek


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Speed sensor


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On 1999 Ford Taurus 3.0L EFI 6cyl the Vehicle Speed Sensor is Mounted on transmission. To removal procedure...


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the catalytic converter Y-pipe.
  4. Unplug the VSS electrical connector.
  5. Remove the VSS protective heat shield.
  6. Remove the retaining bolt from the VSS.
  7. Lift the VSS out of the transaxle.
  8. Remove the driven gear retainer and the drive gear.

To install:
  1. Inspect the O-ring on the sensor and replace if necessary.
  2. Install the driven gear and the retainer.
  3. Place the VSS into the transaxle.
  4. Tighten the retaining bolt to 36-53 inch lbs. (4-6 Nm).
  5. Install the VSS protective heat shield.
  6. Attach the VSS electrical connector.
  7. Install the catalytic converter Y-pipe.
  8. Lower the vehicle.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.



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Aug 23, 2012 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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My check engie light came on then about a week or so later my speedometer stopped working on my 2000 ford ecsort


The Vehicle Speed Sensor is what tells the Speedometer how fast you are going. Have your check engine light scanned for the code that is set. Replace the Vehicle Speed Sensor if necessary.

Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS)
Removal
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2. Disconnect the vehicle speed sensor (VSS) electrical connector.
  3. Unclip the heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) wire clip from the VSS bracket.
  4. Remove the VSS retaining bolt.
  5. Remove the VSS.
Installation
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Mar 04, 2011 | 2000 Ford Escort

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Where is the speed sensor located? and how do i know if thats wat the problem is?


On the transmission.

Removal & Installation 3.0L (Except SHO) To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the catalytic converter Y-pipe.
  4. Unplug the vehicle speed sensor VSS electrical connector.
  5. Remove the VSS protective heat shield.
  6. Remove the retaining bolt from the VSS.
  7. Lift the VSS out of the transaxle.
  8. Remove the driven gear retainer and the drive gear.
To Install:
  1. Inspect the O-ring on the sensor and replace if necessary.
  2. Install the driven gear and the retainer.
  3. Place the VSS into the transaxle.
  4. Tighten the retaining bolt to 36-53 in lbs. (4-6 Nm).
  5. Install the VSS protective heat shield.
  6. Attach the VSS electrical connector.
  7. Install the catalytic converter Y-pipe.
  8. Lower the vehicle.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Oct 14, 2010 | 1996 Mercury Sable

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Where is the speed sensor


This is what it looks like:


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VSS with connector and driven gear



Here's the steps on getting to it and replacing it:


Removal & Installation

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the catalytic converter Y-pipe.
  4. Unplug the VSS electrical connector.
  5. Remove the VSS protective heat shield.
  6. Remove the retaining bolt from the VSS.
  7. Lift the VSS out of the transaxle.
  8. Remove the driven gear retainer and the drive gear.

To install:

  1. Inspect the O-ring on the sensor and replace if necessary.
  2. Install the driven gear and the retainer.
  3. Place the VSS into the transaxle.
  4. Tighten the retaining bolt to 36-53 inch lbs. (4-6 Nm).
  5. Install the VSS protective heat shield.
  6. Attach the VSS electrical connector.
  7. Install the catalytic converter Y-pipe.
  8. Lower the vehicle.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.

Sep 15, 2010 | 1999 Mercury Sable

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How to replace the speed sensor on a 2000 mercury villager


Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle securely on jackstands.
  3. Disconnect the VSS electrical connector.
  4. Remove the VSS hold-down bracket bolt and remove the bracket.
  5. Remove the VSS from the vehicle.
  6. The installation is the reverse of removal. When installing the VSS hold-down bracket, tighten the bolt to 44–61 inch lbs. (5–7 Nm).


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REPLACE SPEED SENSOR IN 1996 FORD CONTOUR
(For Zetec 2.0L) Set parking brake, jack up car on front driver side. Remove Drivers side front wheel. Crawl under car by firewall. Look up on transmission (mid vehicle), you should see the bottom of the VSS as it screws into the top of the transmission - loosen VSS (turn 1/4 turn). Open hood, Disconnect neg cable from battery (safety first) remove 3 long bolts holding down air intake over throttlebody. Unclip air filter top cover. Disconnect MAF connector. Lift off entire top air assembly, disconnect IAT sensor from under intake tube by MAF and put whole assembly away. You need to remove the rest of the Airbox, close to the firewall is a rubber band O ring holding down airbox, unhook. Then Pull up on airbox. You need to pull hard, it is held on by pins that push through rubber donuts on each side of the box. When it comes off it'll make a huge pop and you'll swear you've broken something - you likely haven't. (It's super easy to put back, just push down - hard to remove though). With airbox off, you will see large wire harness, follow it back - as it reaches under the brake booster and throttlebody, you will see a small offshoot with a connector - that is the VSS connector. Even though it's fairly easy to see it's a PITA to unhook. One-handed shennanigans, and some cursing required. Some small hands or really long needle nose pliers would help. Be careful, don't mess up the harness/connector side. When it's disconencted, go back under car and unscrew VSS and pull up. Then install new VSS. Reconnect nrew VSS to harness connector - hard again but not as bad as disconnecting. Then put everthing back together in reverse

Oct 30, 2009 | 1996 Ford Contour

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Diagram of where the speed sensor of a 1993 ford taurus


i Have 96 Taurus, may help you. May be a little different on 93. good luck. please rate if this is what you need.
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3.0L (2V) and 3.0L (4V) Engine
The vehicle speed sensor (VSS) (9E731) is:
  • a Hall-effect pickup that sends a signal to the powertrain control module (PCM) (12A650).
  • able to provide the VSS signal which tells the powertrain control module vehicle speed.
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Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) (Except SHO) Removal and Installation
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301) and positive battery cable.
  1. Raise and suitably support vehicle on hoist. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  1. Remove three bolts, seven nuts and Y-pipe assembly from vehicle.
  1. Disconnect vehicle speed sensor electrical connector.
  1. Remove vehicle speed sensor retaining bolt and vehicle speed sensor (VSS) (9E731) from transaxle.
  1. To install, reverse Removal procedure. Tighten VSS retaining bolt to 3.4-4.5 Nm (31-39 lb-in). Tighten Y-pipe assembly nuts and bolts to 34-46 Nm (26-34 lb-ft).
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Speed sensor on 2000 ford f150 4x4 triton 4.6


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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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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.

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