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96 ford taurs VSS

I need to locate the speed sensor on a 96 ford taurus GL wagon. its not where anyone says its at I need a detail of where it is located. removing and replacing not the problem, my mechanic could not even find it.

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The trick is to snake your arm down the back, ajacent to the maifold pipe, and unplug the wiring harness. Should be a 10mm socket to unscrew the bolt that holds the sensor in place. Once the screw was out it was easy to pull the sensor out and rush to Auto Zone and get a new one. Reverse the process in putting the sensor in.

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  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
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