I've got a 1997 Mercury Sable 3.0L V6 Duratec 24V DOHC
I'm trying to remove the VSS
(Vehicle Control Sensor).
Here's a video of where it's located (not my video):
Fixing Ford Taurus Shift Problem. Replacing VSS Vehicle Speed Sensor - YouTube
Now you can see the black plastic piece. Well after I broke off the screw, I tried to pry the sensor out, and was only able to get the plastic piece off.
And now the metal piece is the only thing showing now. It's very corroded at top, but the bottom piece looks okay to get it out; if I were able to get a vice grip on it. But there's no room to move any tools down there.
I read someone used a screwdriver & hammer to break it loose from it's housing, but every time I tried that I'd take off another corroded piece of metal.
I've also read that I can...
1 - Drop the transmission
2 - Drop the Y-Pipe exhuast
3 - Drop the sub-fram
Which one do you think would be the easiest to do?
Because with how corroded it is, and how rusted it is in it's housing, I don't think I'll be able to get it out without dropping something.
So what do you guys think I should do?