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Where is the vss located on a 95 ford windstar. The speedometer went ouit and its shifting crazy.

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The vehicle speed sensor is located on transaxle in behind the engine.
Tricky to get at and not an easy replacement.
While it is possible the sensor is bad, the more common issue with your Windstar is the speedometer itself.
You should have it properly diagnosed before replacing parts.
If the speedometer is the defect you will need to replace the instrument panel as an assembly.
Using parts from a recycler will often result with another bad speedometer as it is a very common problem.
Some aftermarket auto supply may be able to get you a rebuilt unit.
if not you may have to get it from Ford.

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

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1995 Ford Truck Windstar 3.8L SFI 6cyl the Vehicle Speed Sensor - Location is located: Mounted on transmission

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Posted on Jul 29, 2010

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