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Greetings,

I just had my 93 Taurus, 3.0 Vulcan, 162,000 miles diagnosed by a transmission specialist. The transmission specialist hooked up a portable transmission instrument and we took my car for a test drive. According to his readout, at speed of 35mph, my on-board car computer thinks I’m traveling 60 mph. In addition, his readout showed some slippage on the 4th gear. After the test drive, he wrote up a diagnostic report stating that I have a “faulty” speed sensor. He handed the report to the shop owners and they quoted me $360.00 to repair and replace the faulty speed sensor. They said the job would take 3-4 hours to complete. Anyway, I was curious on how much the part was and called a local auto parts store and was quoted for $19.00. My question is how difficult is it to replace the speed sensor and where is it located?

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It's on the transmission where the speedometer connects. Follow the speedometer cable all the way down to the end. There's a wire connecting to the sensor as well. I think it's just one bolt (don't remember) to get it out after unscrewing the speedometer cable.

Easiest way to reach it is to.... this will sound goofy...

get a piece of thick cardboard (or two pieces) and lay it on the engine. From the front - driver side, climb up on and lay down accross the engine so you can reach down between the engine and the passenger side firewall area.

For what it's worth... :lol2: it really is a 3-4 hour job for me... :lol2: 20 min for the task and 2:30 ~ 3:30 waiting for the engine to cool-down enough to climb on. :lol2:

That'll be $341.00... :banana: :banana:
 

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I appreciate your concise directions installing the transmission speed sensor.
Well, it took me over two hours to figure it out this morning. Once I figured it out it was matter of patience and instinct in putting back the pieces together. I don't have $341 but I can send you a six-pack.

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