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I found the Vehicle Speed Sensor. But I just can't get the connector off of it. Any suggestions on how to remove the connector, and how to install the sensor?

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You have to p?sh the little clip thing on the side of the connector for it to come off and as they get older they become more brittle ,because i value my hands i have become ruthless with these connectors and if they will not push in i push a screwdriver down the side where the push in bit is and break the plastic apart ,then change the sensor or whatever and when i refit i just put a bit of contact adhesive on the connector to hold it on ,Yes i know its a right cowboy job but i have had one two many deep cuts from bits of plastic and now i just dont care as to me my hands are my living and the car is plastic bits and as such they are expendable .

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  • algarcia1092 Mar 23, 2011

    thank you for your help on the speed sensor trouble.i did have a bit of trouble getting the sensor out, but it's replaced and now its running good.

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Where is the vehicle speed sensor located in a 1999 Buick century


Vehicle Speed Sensor Replacement
Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information. Remove the right front tire and wheel. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation in Tires and Wheels. Remove the right engine splash shield. Refer to Engine Splash Shield Replacement in Body Front End.
Remove the vehicle speed sensor wiring harness connector.
Remove the vehicle speed sensor bolt (9). Remove the vehicle speed sensor (10) from the extension case.
Remove the O-ring (11) from the vehicle speed sensor (10).
Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS)
Lower right side of the engine compartment, on the transaxle

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O/D light is flashing check engine light came on and speedometer isnt working? what could be wrong?


I would check the V S S or v Vehicle Speed Sensor

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OPERATION

See Figure 1


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Fig. Fig. 1: VSS with connector and driven gear
The Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is a magnetic pick-up sensor that sends a signal to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and the speedometer. The sensor measures the rotation of the output shaft on the transaxle and sends an AC voltage signal to the PCM which determines the corresponding vehicle speed.


TESTING

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disengage the wiring harness connector from the VSS.
  3. Using a Digital Volt-Ohmmeter (DVOM), measure the resistance (ohmmeter function) between the sensor terminals. If the resistance is 190-250 ohms, the sensor is okay.


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the catalytic converter Y-pipe.
  4. Unplug the VSS electrical connector.
  5. Remove the VSS protective heat shield.
  6. Remove the retaining bolt from the VSS.
  7. Lift the VSS out of the transaxle.
  8. Remove the driven gear retainer and the drive gear.

To install:
  1. Inspect the O-ring on the sensor and replace if necessary.
  2. Install the driven gear and the retainer.
  3. Place the VSS into the transaxle.
  4. Tighten the retaining bolt to 36-53 inch lbs. (4-6 Nm).
  5. Install the VSS protective heat shield.
  6. Attach the VSS electrical connector.
  7. Install the catalytic converter Y-pipe.
  8. Lower the vehicle.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10. ehichle speed sensor.

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Faulty speedometer


Hi there:
This is a common problem on Mazda, it is usually caused by a faulty vehicle speed sensor. I would take a look at the wiring and connector to the vehicle speed sensor. If the wiring and connector look to be in good condition, replace the vehicle speed sensor. The sensor is on the transmission near the cv axle. It is held in by one bolt.
VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR (VSS) REMOVAL/INSTALLATION Disconnect the negative battery cable.Disconnect the VSS connector.
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Remove the VSS.Apply ATF to a new O-ring and install it on a new VSS.Install the VSS. Tightening torque7.9 - 10.7 Nm (80 - 110 kgf.cm, 69.5 - 95.4 inch lbs.) Connect the VSS connector.Connect the negative battery cable.

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Speedometer faulty


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This is a common problem on Mazda, it is usually caused by a faulty vehicle speed sensor. I would take a look at the wiring and connector to the vehicle speed sensor. If the wiring and connector look to be in good condition, replace the vehicle speed sensor. The sensor is on the transmission near the cv axle. It is held in by one bolt.
VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR (VSS) REMOVAL/INSTALLATION Disconnect the negative battery cable.Disconnect the VSS connector.
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Remove the VSS.Apply ATF to a new O-ring and install it on a new VSS.Install the VSS. Tightening torque7.9 - 10.7 Nm (80 - 110 kgf.cm, 69.5 - 95.4 inch lbs.) Connect the VSS connector.Connect the negative battery cable.

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My check engie light came on then about a week or so later my speedometer stopped working on my 2000 ford ecsort


The Vehicle Speed Sensor is what tells the Speedometer how fast you are going. Have your check engine light scanned for the code that is set. Replace the Vehicle Speed Sensor if necessary.

Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS)
Removal
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2. Disconnect the vehicle speed sensor (VSS) electrical connector.
  3. Unclip the heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) wire clip from the VSS bracket.
  4. Remove the VSS retaining bolt.
  5. Remove the VSS.
Installation
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Mar 04, 2011 | 2000 Ford Escort

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Can you tell me where vechile speed sencor 'A' is on my focus st the fault code is P0500


P0500 Vehicle Speed Sensor "A"
P0501 Vehicle Speed Sensor "A" Range/Performance
P0502 Vehicle Speed Sensor "A" Circuit Low Input
P0503 Vehicle Speed Sensor "A" Intermittent/Erratic/High
Vehicle Speed Sensor Removal & Installation Automatic Transmission To Remove:
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Output shaft speed (OSS) sensor electrical connector.
    • Bolt and OSS sensor
To Install:
  1. Apply a light coat of petroleum jelly to the O-ring before installation
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • OSS sensor torque bolt to 89 in-lbs (10 Nm)
    • OSS sensor electrical connector
Manual Transmission To Remove:
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) electrical connector.
    • Retaining pin.
    • VSS.
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • VSS.
    • Retaining pin.
    • VSS connector.
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The VSS is on the transmission near the output shaft. It will not be a wheel speed sensor on the hub.

Good luck on this repair, tommy.

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1994 GRAND MARQUIS Odometer stopped working, tridometer aswell


If the odometer and tripmeter stop incrementing their mile values, then the VSS or vehicle speed sensor is bad or has become disconnected.

Vehicle Speed Sensor OPERATION The Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is a magnetic pick-up sensor that sends a signal to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and the speedometer. The sensor measures the rotation of the transmission output shaft or the ring gear on the differential and sends an AC voltage signal to the PCM which determines the corresponding vehicle speed.
TESTING
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disengage the wiring harness connector from the VSS.
  3. Using a Digital Volt-Ohmmeter (DVOM), measure the resistance (ohmmeter function) between the sensor terminals. If the resistance is 190-250 ohms, the sensor is okay.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Fig. 1: Detach the connector for the VSS sensor 91194p27.jpg
Fig. 2: Remove the retaining bolt for the VSS sensor and . . . 91194p28.jpg
Fig. 3: . . . remove the VSS sensor from the transmission 91194p29.jpg
Fig. 4: Pry the retainer for the VSS gear off and . . . 91194p30.jpg
Fig. 5: . . . remove the gear from the VSS 91194p31.jpg
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle securely on jackstands.
  3. Detach the connector for the VSS.
  4. Remove the VSS retaining bolt and remove the VSS from the transmission.
  5. Remove the driven gear retainer and the drive gear. To install:
  6. Inspect the O-ring on the sensor and replace if necessary.
  7. Install the driven gear and the retainer.
  8. Place the VSS into the transmission.
  9. Tighten the retaining bolt to 98-115 inch lbs. (11-13 Nm).
  10. Attach the VSS electrical connector.
  11. Lower the vehicle.
  12. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Oct 23, 2010 | 1994 Mercury Grand Marquis

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Speedometer is reading incorrectly. need to replace the speed sensor on the transmission or some where else.


Yes, I would start at the speed sensor on the transmission called the VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor).

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Vehicle Speed Sensor Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the vehicle speed sensor connector. Vehicle speed sensor (A), Retaining bolt (B), O-ring (C) vsssensor.gif

  2. Detach the vehicle speed sensor from the transfer case.
  3. Remove the o-ring from the vehicle speed sensor.
To Install:
  1. Apply transmission fluid to the o-ring.
  2. Install the o-ring onto the vehicle speed sensor.
  3. Attach the vehicle speed sensor to the transfer case. Torque the bolt to 97 in-lb (11 Nm).
  4. Connect the vehicle speed sensor connector.
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Oct 08, 2010 | 2004 GMC Envoy

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How do u change speed sensor cable on a 2005 chevy suburban


Speed Sensors (2 types) Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the wheel assembly.
  3. Remove the brake rotor.
  4. Remove the Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS) cable clip from the knuckle. chevy_aval15_02-04_speedsensorharness.gif

  5. Remove the WSS cable clip from the upper control arm.
  6. Remove the WSS cable clip from the frame.
  7. Remove the WSS cable electrical connector.
  8. Remove the WSS mounting bolt. CAUTION
    Carefully remove the sensor by pulling it straight out of the bore. DO NOT use a screwdriver, or other device to pry the sensor out of the bore. Prying will cause the sensor body to break off in the bore.
  9. Remove the WSS from the hub/bearing assembly.
To Install:
  1. Seal the WSS bore to prevent dirt or debris from falling into the hub.
  2. Clean the mounting surface on the hub to remove any rust or corrosion.
  3. Apply wheel bearing lubricant, GM P/N 01051344 or equivalent to the hub surface and the sensor O-ring to ease sensor installation.
  4. Install the WSS into the hub/bearing assembly.
  5. WSS sensor must be seated flat against the hub.
  6. Install the WSS mounting bolt. Tighten to 13 ft lbs (18 Nm).
  7. Install the WSS cable mounting clips.
  8. Connect the WSS cable electrical connector.
  9. Install the brake rotor.
  10. Install the wheel assembly.
  11. Verify proper operation.
Rear To Remove:
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Disconnect the electrical connector. chevy_aval15_02-04_speedsensorrear.gif

  3. Remove the wheel speed sensor bolt.
  4. Remove the wheel speed sensor.
To Install:
  1. Install the wheel speed sensor using a twisting motion, until fully seated
  2. Install the wheel speed sensor retaining bolt. Tighten to 10 ft lbs (13 Nm).
  3. Connect the electrical connector.
  4. Lower the vehicle.
  5. Perform a low speed test for proper operation:
    • Start the engine and allow it to idle.
    • Verify the ABS indicator or the traction assist indicator remains illuminated.
    • If the ABS indicator or the traction assist indicator remains illuminated, DO NOT proceed to drive the vehicle until it is diagnosed and repaired. Check the wheel speed sensor electrical connector to ensure it is not damaged and is installed properly. If the lamp remains illuminated, diagnostics are required.
    • Select a smooth, dry, clean, and level road or large lot that is as free of traffic and obstacles as possible.
    • Drive the vehicle and maintain a speed of at least 16 km/h (10 mph) for at least 5 seconds.
    • Stop the vehicle and check to see if the ABS indicator or the traction assist indicator is illuminated.
    • If an indicator is illuminated, diagnostics are required.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vehicle Speed Sensor Operation Vehicle Speed (VSS) Sensor(s) input is used by the EMS to determine vehicle speed. The VSS generates a signal that increases in frequency proportionate to vehicle speed. The EMS has a base frequency stored in memory for a distance of one mile. By comparing the input and stored value the EMS calculates vehicle speed.
VSS types include: photo-optic, permanent magnet generators or Hall Effect technology. The EMS may use other sensors on the vehicle such as ABS wheel speed to validate VSS operation.
VSS information is used to calculate vehicle loads including: torque converter application, cruise control, fuel cutoff/speed governance strategies, instrument panel speedometer and more.
Modified drivetrain components such as final gear sets and/or tires can alter VSS input values to the EMS. Improper signals can alter torque converter clutch (TCC) application, shift points, cruise control operation as well as many other systems relying on vehicle speed input.
Related Symptoms A faulty speed sensor due to loose connections, bad grounds, high resistance in the circuit, or opens in the circuit can cause the following symptoms.
  • Overheated transmission
  • Increased emissions
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Stalling on deceleration
  • Improper shift points
  • Cruise control inoperative

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1997 honda accord se need to change vss,where


For 1997 Honda Accord 2.2L MFI 4cyl the Vehicle Speed Sensor - Location is located mounted on transmission.

OPERATION
The Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is a magnetic pick-up sensor that sends a signal to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and the speedometer. The sensor measures the rotation of the output shaft on the transaxle and sends an AC voltage signal to the PCM that determines the corresponding vehicle speed.



TESTING
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disengage the wiring harness connector from the VSS.
  3. Using a Digital Volt-Ohmmeter (DVOM), measure the resistance (ohmmeter function) between the sensor terminals. If the resistance is 190-250 ohms, the sensor is okay.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the three terminal connector from the vehicle speed sensor (VSS).
  3. Remove the fasteners that secure the VSS to the transaxle housing assembly.
  4. Remove the VSS.
To install:
  1. Install the VSS.
  2. Install the mounting bolts.
  3. Connect the three terminal connector to the sensor.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.
Hope helps (remember rated this).

Jul 16, 2010 | 1997 Honda Accord

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