Question about 2002 Ford Escort
If you have fixed the coded faulty sensor indicated then you may need a band and clutch pack adjustment. If it has been slipping for some time then an oil change would be in order as well as a filter clean out.
Posted on Nov 19, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same issue trying to remove my speed sensor on my 1997 escort. The speed sensor was "fused" into the transaxle, and there is no angle to swing a hammer from above or below without removing the intake plenum. Your 1998 escort is exactly the same.
What I ended up doing to remove the speed sensor is kind of whacked, but it worked.
First, remove the battery, then remove the battery tray. Once you have removed the battery tray, you will have a little better access to the sensor. If you can get something under it and pry it up great; if not, you have a couple options.
If you have the tools (1/4" fuel line disconnect, 10mm and 13mm sockets, extentions, and 13mm wrench), you could remove the intake plenum and intake itself to get much better access to the area.
From there you will have access to swing a hammer while holding a small "sharp" pry bar under the sensor. If you don't have the tools to remove the intake, it is difficult to remove the sensor.
How I ended up removing the speed sensor was to remove the battery and tray, then breaking off the plactic top of the sensor. Then I pulled out the inners of the sensor leaving a small deep hole. I then took a 3 1/2" wood lag bolt and threaded it into the sensor about half way. I tried using a pry bar on the lag bolt, but was unable to get it to break free. Finally after thinking about it for a bit, I took a chain and put it on the lag bolt, and used my engine hoist to lift the chain. My car actually started to come up before the sensor broke free, but it did break free.
As I said, my solution to remove the speed sensor seems kind of whacked, but it worked.
If you don't have a engine hoist, you could make a makeshift slide hammer with a chain and a weight from a weight lifting set.
I hope this information is useful to you, and I wish you good luck on the project.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
Well our escorts are built in liverpool uk and valencia here in spain,and if this is the problem with the autos many thanks for the info as it always comes in handy providing that i can remember it all .When you are a general mechanic like myself and not a dealer only so to speak ,then you have to fault find as you go along and work from basics.Now this is all very well on older vehicles but some of these new ones i cant evan change a battery without the immobiliser cutting in.Some of the newer mercs and VWs i cant evan change the oil or the brake pads without the immobiliser coming on.Also please dont mention the real bane of my life -----RENAULTS---and encrypted software .How these cars do in the states where the OBDII plug is connected into the car to test the emmisions ,with their renault only plug connector layout and encrypted software that would do mossad or the cia proud i can only wonder ??
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
its on the front of the transmission below the coil it compares the input shaft/turbine speed against the speed of the output sensor it is checking to see how much slip or diffrenece in shaft speeds the only time the two shafts are spinning at the same time is when torque converter is in lockup
get this sensor from ford dealer for a little more than $100 bucks
Part number F32Z7F040A
Posted on Apr 08, 2010
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