Question about 1998 Mercury Sable
No , you have to lift the vehicle and Y-pipe to the converter has to be taken off, for VSS replacement.
The VSS removing procedure:-------- 1) Raise /lift the vehicle.Give proper support to the vehicle. 2) Remove dual converter Y-pipe from exhaust system. 3) Disconnect Vehicle speed sensor (VSS) electrical connector. 4) Remove VSS shield from VSS. Remove VSS retaining bolt and VSS from transaxle. 5) Remove retainer clip and speedometer gear from VSS. The VSS is out now. FOR INSTALLATION :------- Follow removal procedure in reverse order. Tighten VSS retaining bolt to 4-6 Nm (36-53 in lb). ----------- For exact location of the VSS sensor.Please click on the link below:---- http://s3.amazonaws.com/2cp-images/question_images/7047/large.gif?1300513396 -------------- Link number 2:---- http://s3.amazonaws.com/2cp-images/question_images/7046/large.gif?1300513396 -------------- The VSS - Located - Rear center of engine compartment - mounted on transaxle. The transaxle is located on the driver side. if you look down under the air intake tube tou will see it or look for your Transmission Fluid Dipstick and look down there and there the VSS is located. ---------------- The converters on a V6 is part is the Y-pipe, so remove the pipe and the clamp at the extension pipe, be careful with the flex part! Too much flexing and it will break.---------- This should help.Keep updated.Thanks.Helpmech.
Posted on Mar 23, 2011
For 1998 Mercury Sable 3.0L EFI 6cyl the Vehicle Speed Sensor is located mounted on transmission.
There are 2 VSS - One is called a Turbine Shaft Speed Sensor - Located - Left rear lower side of engine compartment, on rear side of transaxle. The is the VSS - Located - Rear center of engine compartment - mounted on transaxle. The transaxle is located on the driver side. if you look down under the air intake tube tou will see it or look for your Transmission Fluid Dipstick and look down there.
I have found that if you buy and look at the part you will find it...
Posted on Mar 22, 2011
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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.
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