Mechanics

MERCURY SABLE SENSOR PROBLEM

1998 Mercury Sable • 6 cylinder 2WD Automatic •

An Ammco shop found that the harness to the vehicle speed sensor has melt and wants $435 to fix and about 3 hours to do the job. I looked at the car repair manual and doesn't look co mplicated. Problem is I can't seem t locate sensor and doI have to peel electrical tape to follow harness to location on engine or can I get another harness and just attach one end to the sensor and the other to engine location? Do I have to lift car significantly to be able to see and remove sensor / Thanks for any help you can provide. Hilario
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Lalocon
March 19, 2011.



AX4N

REMOVAL
Raise and suitably support vehicle.
Remove dual converter Y-pipe from exhaust system.
Disconnect Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) electrical connector.
Remove VSS shield from VSS.
Remove VSS retaining bolt and VSS from transaxle.
Remove retainer clip and speedometer gear from VSS.
INSTALLATION
Follow removal procedure in reverse order.
Tighten VSS retaining bolt to 4-6 Nm (36-53 in lb).

AX4S

REMOVAL

Raise and suitably support vehicle.
Remove dual converter Y-pipe from exhaust system.
Remove heat shield from transaxle.
Disconnect Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) electrical connector.
Remove VSS retaining bolt and remove VSS from transaxle.
INSTALLATION
Follow removal procedure in reverse order.
Tighten VSS retaining bolt to 5-8 Nm (45-70 in lb).


Rasmataz
Mar 19, 2011.
Mr. Rasmataz : you have given me information that I looked all over for. Besides the diagrams, the info on how to remove and replace the VSS is priceless. I am now able to do the work myself and save the money for some other much needed parts. Thank you very much. I hope to work with you in the future again. Thanks, Hilario


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Lalocon
Mar 19, 2011.