Mechanics

TRANSMISSION NOT SHIFTING

1998 Mercury Sable

Transmission problem
1998 Mercury Sable 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 168000 miles

The transmission doesnt shift out of first and the speedometer does not work since the car acted up. Its the second time it has happened. Wouild it be a sensor or the whole transmission?
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Lynk44
March 18, 2010.



Have the vehicle speed sensor (VSS) checked and replaced if bad.

Let me know what you find.
Joe

I was wondering where the VSS is located on the transmission? It appears the wire from the VSS goes up to to PCM. A friend said it is a little easier to take the pasanger side wheel off before starting to remove the VSS. It's a $25 part and I want to change it out and any help you can give would be much appreciated, thanks, greasymike

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Greasy mike
Jan 7, 2012.