Mechanics

97 SPEEDOMETER NOT WORKING

1997 Ford Escort • 100,000 miles

I just put in a manuel transmission and the speedometer does not work. I would like to troubleshoot before getting a speed sensor.

Can I get a diagram? Thanks
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J.stieg
May 31, 2012.



CEL-Are you popping up with a code P0500?

Rasmataz
May 31, 2012.
I did get that code(P0500) a few days ago, But that's because I forgot to plug the sensor in after I was done putting in transmission in.

So here is where I'm at I have the sensor plugged in and there are no codes yet after a few miles. Speedometer is still not functioning along with odometer of course.

I am observing that the odometer cluster is mechanical but speed sensor is NOT equipped with a cable. Is this origonal?

Tiny
J.stieg
May 31, 2012.
Check the instrument cluster

Rasmataz
May 31, 2012.
I guess my question is can there be a mechanical cluster that is cableless.
If there is, the cluster would have to be driven by some kind of servo motor?

I would like to see whats origonal, and then replace or repair the problem.

Tiny
J.stieg
May 31, 2012.
Inspect and test the VSS wire back to the computer and the sensor itself.

Rasmataz
May 31, 2012.
Can you give me a diagram of the wiring.

Tiny
J.stieg
May 31, 2012.
Sorry, I don't have it

Rasmataz
May 31, 2012.