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Speed sensor I am trying to figure out where the speed sensor is located on a 1999 Ford Taurus. I know that it bolts on the transmission, but I cannot find it. Can anyone help?

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    hey there i have a 1990 lincoln continental and i'm having problems trying to locate the speed sensor on my. can anyone help me out plez...?



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It should be located under the car on the tansmission gearbox but it is covered by a Sheild and will be hard to see.

Here is a clipping from a web forum that explains how to remove and reinstall a speed sensor ina 94 Taurus ....

The source listed below explains how to remove and reinstall it, and should also halp you locate it:

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