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Mounteneer 04 the gears was skipping and i changed the VSS and after i turn the car on the Engine safe mode came on, what shuld i try to fix the broblem

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Take it to you're local Tech and have him reset you're comp for the new VSS and to check if it's the Correct one for the Transmission since there are 4 different ones for that Model

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I had a 2002 model 1.4 Fiesta, same problem Engine management light or ECA, electronic accelaration Control (EAC), it needs a ford dealer to do a computer diagnostic, most likely that it will need replaced.

Mt friend who is a mechanic for ford said that it was a common factory fault and is very common in 1.4 zetec /duratec petrol models.

I now have a 2007 Fusion and was quick to see if this problem had been sorted on this model, and it has!!

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96 geo metro speed sensor is loaction


Manual tranny or Autotmatic.?
by speed i guess you mean veh. speed sensor. VSS,
on all 96 Suzuki's with the electronically shift transmission A/T there
are 2, vss sensors.
One in the speedo. and one in the transmission trail shaft.
why not post symptoms, or evidence.
like, my speedo MPH, is dead. or
my ECU reports VSS is dead. (DTC errors)
or my A/T is stuck in limphome mode and its showing DTCs for VSS2.
or I put a A/T ECU in to my M./T CAR?

the ECU uses VSS1 to calculate engine load ( very important)
THe TCM (tranny brain) uses VSS2 to shift electronically
if the TCM sees VSS2 fail, it switches to backup VSS1
and may go to TCM limphome mode and skip gears.

first metro hit.
http://geometroforum.com/search/?c=1&q=vss&type=post&sort=desc&forum[]=-1&s_m=9&s_d=7&s_y=2008&e_m=3&e_d=28&e_y=2014

vss1 is clear there, seen as reed switch.
see that, that is VSS1, it clicks a magic count for every mile
you drive.
VSS2 , measures l tail shaft speed, true MPH, and can actually
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Code op500


ever service it?
there are like 20 ways to not shift right, listed in the FSM.
which one,? slips, late , early, skips gears, or stuck in 1 gear or?

you must have the 4speed that is TCM shifted.
and P500s means the tail shaft VSS sensor is dead.
unplug it and put it back (check for corroded pins there)
this car (just sold 2) has 2 VSS one on the end of the 4speed tail.
and one in the speedo head (the ECU uses it full time, and TCM as backup)(
if the rear VSS fails this TCM then goes to the backup VSS. in the speedoguts.
and then enters, TCM limphome mode. skipping 1 gear.
all this is fully expained in the FSM.

section 7
http://www.acksfaq.com/trackerfsm.htm

and here is the TCM , dissected.

the OD flashes too.

http://www.fixkick.com/tranny/slush/OD-flashes%20now%20what.html


fix VSS2 in the the tail shaft of the 4speed.
The 500s are reported to the ECU and the ECU then told you with the scan tool.
it never lies, its bad or not connected.

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04 e250. small 8cyl. Tranny bangs in and out of gear 35-45mph if i push the gas it changes gear. Also when i stop the Tranny down shifts a second later after i stop. Also when i take off some times i bangs...


Sounds like the Trans Solenoid Pack. Park it, until you fix the issues and hope no internal damage was done.
Do not throw parts at it. Forget the VSS unless you know how to test it.
Check for codes
Changing Fluid,has nothing to do with shift stratagy and never solves trans issues.

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My GMC has 311632 miles on it. I just changed the 4L60E transmission a few months ago and now it wont shift out of first unless I manually put it in second gear. all the gears from park rev. nuetral works...


The transmission may be in Limp mode. The transmission is on the same fuse as the MAF, O2 sensors and at least one other sensor - if an O2 shorts out, it will blow the fuse and the trans will go into limp-home mode. Be sure the trans has power and the fuse is not blown before doing anything else.

What is "limp-home mode" ? This is a fault mode in which the transmission either loses electrical power or the PCM deactivates all of the electronics. The transmission will default to max line pressure. The driver will have Reverse and 3rd, with manual 2nd available by putting the gearshift in 2 or 1 (doesn't matter). 1st, 4th, and TCC lockup will not be available. It will not hurt the car to drive it like this for short periods, but use manual 2nd to get the car moving, and be aware that the trans will generate more heat than normal while operating in limp-home mode due to increased torque converter slippage during 2nd gear starts and no lockup in 3rd gear.

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Car goes into gear but feels very sluggish like the brakes are dragging, but it will roll easily (starts out in 4th gear), you manually shift to 2 to get it moving, once it's moving you put it back in OD and the car shifts 3rd to 4th on its own and locks the converter at the appropriate time: ShiftB solenoid failed: Easy fix in the pan. Or a wiring problem from PCM to trans.. or PCM.

No 1st or 4th available; trans shifts 2nd to 3rd by itself in D or OD and locks the converter : ShiftA solenoid failed. Easy fix in the pan. Or a wiring problem from PCM to trans.. or PCM.

Transmission does not shift automatically, only manually. Swap in a known-good PCM, check wiring, check other sensors such as VSS and TPS.

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