97 ESCORT SPEEDOMETER NOT WORKING

  • Tiny
  • J.stieg
  • 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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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 6:43 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Rasmataz
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CEL-Are you popping up with a code P0500?

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 7:20 PM
  • Tiny
  • J.stieg
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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?

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 8:04 PM
  • Tiny
  • Rasmataz
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Check the instrument cluster

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 8:14 PM
  • Tiny
  • J.stieg
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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.

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 9:09 PM
  • Tiny
  • Rasmataz
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Inspect and test the VSS wire back to the computer and the sensor itself.

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 10:56 PM
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  • J.stieg
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Can you give me a diagram of the wiring.

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 11:37 PM
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  • Rasmataz
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Sorry, I don't have it

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 11:53 PM

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