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MY 96 OLDS CIERA WILL NOT SHIFT OUT OF FIRST GEAR AND THE SPEEDOMETER DOES NOT BUDGE ARE THESE RELATED? WILL A SPEED SENSOR FIX IT?

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Your problem probably does lie with the VSS. It operates both speedometer and transmission shifting.

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SOURCE: Replaced rear differential speed sensor

Did you use a mopar sensor.I have fixed this problem many times and not had much luck with the aftermarket sensors.Just a thought.Good Luck!!!

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SOURCE: speedometer not woking shifting hard 1993 ford f150 4x4 -302

when i bought mine the speedometer odomoter and raido didn't work
put in a fuse that wasnt' in got them all and now when u are driveing it shifts out of gears or sometimes it wont shift past first any ideas?

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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SOURCE: the transmission wont shift out of 2nd gear again.

i can answer part of your question. the front wheel speed sensors are for abs and trac control only. these will not affect the speedo your problem is some where else. sorry i have not had this prob yet good luck. you could have to replace the rear wheel speed sensor again. they are not that good. and after market are even worse.

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Sounds like the speed sensor on the rear axle.

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SOURCE: speedometer doesn't work and transmission wont shift

Hi, make sure you check the speed cable that runs to the engine, it may be severed. As for the tranny, you have some major gear problems that will require pulling this transmission for a deeper look. i would have a look at the transmission filter as well.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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It's the sensor that sits directly on top of the transmission case.. Easy fix.
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Transmission Fault code 17


a real DTC code.
17 , 94 Accord
the means VSS is dead, vehical speed sensor (miles per hour)
so , that begs the question is the speedometer dead or odometer
dead or acting funny IN ANY WAY?
is this an A/T Car or M/T car, both have VSS, so... cant answer.
Auto or stick, ill pretend, AUTO.
VSS moves all over the place, in all cars. all models and all years.
on this car, its odd.
quote FSM:
Accords and Preludes use an external sensor mounted on top of the power steering speed sensor in the engine compartment. The power steering speed sensor is gear-driven and controls the steering boost in relation to the speed of the vehicle. An electric pulser unit is mounted on top of this unit and is coupled to it by a small shaft. The motion from the lower unit is transferred to the upper unit; the resultant electrical signal is sent to the appropriate control units.

most cars old use the speedometer VSS sensor inside
on newer cars 1996 (on avg) the sensor is on the tail shaft. and in speedo.
on very new cars there are 3 VSS.... (dont ask)

on my 96 car, the tranny VSS can fail and then FALL back to the
SPEEDO head. and tranny still shifts but is funky,
the FSM covers all this, i recommend getting one, to understand
how it all works.

your car has and electronic speedometer
the VSS orange wire , sends speed data to the PCM, TCM, cruise.
the PCM then sets the speedo dial, and uses this info to run TCM
controls to the transmission.
your orange wire signal is dead or flaky.

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My1998 toyota tacoma,while driving it the transmission started slipping. I pulled over shut it of then cranked it back up and it never would shift out of first gear and the speedometer wasn't working.....


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Hi:
This same thing happened to my daughter,s car, and it ended up being fixed with a transmission speed sensor. This sensor not only runs the speedometer, it helps tell the transmission when to shift too.

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