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Speedometer not consistant where is the speed sensor control located and is there a video on prosedure

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Instrument stepper motors need replacing. I suggest replacing all 6 of them. They are soldered it place.

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Where is the speed sensor located on a 2003 buick rendezvous


Why ? speedometer not working ? Does the vehicle shift correctly ? The VSS - vehicle speed sensor is an input to the PCM - engine computer > Speed info is sent from the PCM to the microprocessor in the instrument cluster over the class 2 serial data bus . 2003 - 2006 GM vehicles had bad step motors in the instrument cluster . Step motors control gauge position. The VSS is located on the transmission case Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS)
Lower right rear of the engine compartment, mounted to the right side of the transaxle.

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The instrument panel cluster (IPC) displays the vehicle speed as determined by the powertrain control module (PCM). The PCM converts the data from the vehicle speed sensor to a 4000 pulses/mile signal. The IPC uses the vehicle speed signal circuit (4000 pulses/mile), class 2 message from the PCM in order to calculate the vehicle speed. If the IPC detects a malfunction in the vehicle speed signal circuit from the PCM, the IPC uses the class 2 message from the EBCM, indicating the vehicle speed as a backup. If the speedometer reaches (108 mph) the fuel with shut-off, and it will turn back ON when the speedometer is at (106 mph). The speedometer displays either miles or kilometers as requested by the activation of the English/metric button on the driver information center (DIC). The associated indicator (km/h or mph) illuminates.

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Speedometer does not work,only the neutral and reverse lights come on,are there any sensors I can check or replace before I buy a new speedo


Hi Greg, The links below are YouTube videos showing how to fix a speed sensor, Also there's videos down the right side of the links that may help as well....................CHEERS..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ltIw-xzwKY Code P0500

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Have no speedometer or cruise, everything else working


speedometer controls the cruise control.the speed sensor is located on back of your transmission. using scanner select live data and drive. scanner will read the speed. if not replace the sensor.reset any code from computer.
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What sensor controls speedometer?


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Subaru 97 speed sensor trouble code p0500 not passing admissions.. what part to I buy and where is the sensor located?


There are actually two Vehicle Speed Sensors (VSS). I'm going to assume you have a 2.5 liter engine and an automatic transmission.

The Vehicle Speed Sensor 1 (output shaft rotation sensor) is mounted to the extension case (from the outside of the case). The sensor outputs a pulse signal which is transmitted to the TCM where it is converted to vehicle speed.


The transfer clutch drum is connected directly to the rear wheel driving propeller shaft. Vehicle speed sensor 1 on the AWD model detects rear-wheel speed.

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Vehicle Speed Sensor 2 provides vehicle road speed information to the ECM. The ECM uses this data to properly determine ignition and fuel delivery curves. The sensor consists of a reed switch and magnetic rotor turned by the speedometer cable.


One rotation of the magnetic rotor opens and closes the reed switch four times, producing a digital signal which is converted to vehicle speed by the ECM. The sensor operates whenever the vehicle is moving with ignition ON. As the transmission rotates, the speed sensor sends a pulsed on/off signal to the ECM.


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The speedometer uses VSS 2 for it's signal.

Hope this helps (remember to rate this answer).

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Nissan Maxima speedometer reads 20 mph but actual speed is 40-50 mph, is my transmission going bad?


NO, IT'S NOT THE TRANSMISSION! SOUNDS LIKE A SPEEDOMETER PROBLEM! THAT WOULD BE ONE OF THREE THINGS! EITHER THE SPEEDOMETER, THE CABLE, OR THE SPEED SENSOR! THE SPEED SENSOR WILL USUALLY GIVE YOU A P0500 CODE ON AN OBD-II CODE READER! THE SPEED SENSOR IS ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL LOCATED ON THE TRANSMISSION! SOME HAVE A SPEEDOMETER CABLE HOOKED TO THEM, AND SOME JUST HAVE A 2 WIRE PLUG THAT HOOKS TO IT!

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Cannot find tranny oil fill plug for 1995 ford Escort


LEVEL CHECK -manual transmission The vehicle speed sensor (speedometer gear), which is located on the transaxle, serves as the manual transaxle's dipstick.
  1. Park the car on a level surface, turn the engine OFF and apply the parking brake.
  2. Locate the speedometer cable assembly where it enters the transaxle.
  3. Unplug the electrical connection from the vehicle speed sensor (speedometer gear).
  4. Disconnect the speedometer cable from the speed sensor.
  5. Wipe the area around the speed sensor with a clean rag, then loosen the speed sensor retaining bolt.
  6. Gently pry the speed sensor from the transaxle. Fig. 1: Location of the manual transaxle's fluid level marks — 1.8L engine 90981g14.gif
    Fig. 2: Location of the manual transaxle's fluid level marks — 1.9L and 2.0L engines 90981g15.gif

  7. Check the condition of the speed sensor O-ring and replace it if it is damaged.
  8. Check the fluid level on the speed sensor as illustrated.
  9. If the level is low, place a funnel in the speed sensor hole.
  10. Add the specified fluid to the transaxle until the FULL level is reached. Do not overfill the transaxle.
  11. Install the speed sensor and tighten the retaining bolt to 69–104 inch lbs. (8–12 Nm).
  12. Connect the speedometer cable.
  13. Engage the speed sensor electrical connection. Fig. 3: If necessary, add transmission fluid through a funnel into the speed sensor opening 90981g16.gif

Jul 12, 2010 | 1995 Ford Escort

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2005 e-250 speed control doesn't work anymore. How can Fix it?


what speed control for the heater or the speedometer the speedometer is controled by the speed sensor on the transmission and if its the heater you can replace your blower motor resistor located on the heater box that the blower motor is monted to

Jan 05, 2010 | 2005 Ford Expedition

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No speed control sensor on your vehicle. What is the reason u with to replace it? Speedometer not working? Vehicle not shifting?

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