2000 FORD EXPLORER SPEED SENSOR

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  • rcissne
  • 2000 Ford Explorer

Transmission problem
2000 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

where is it located, and best way to install?

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 AT 7:53 PM

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  • bluelightnin6
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Hello and thanks for donating

Just to be certain, which sensor are you replacing? Vehicle speed sensor, ABS speed sensor, etc.?

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 AT 8:16 PM
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VSS SENSOR

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 AT 10:07 PM
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The VSS is attached to the transmission, the best way to replace it is to first disconnect battery cable. Then raise and safely support vehicle. Detach the electrical wiring from the VSS then unbolt the VSS from mounting location.

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 AT 10:09 PM
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You guys are good.
Where is the sensor located on the trans?

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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 AT 6:12 PM
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Sorry my mistake, your vehicle actually uses a rear axle sensor rather than a VSS. It is connected to the rear axle housing by one bolt and the electrical connector.

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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 AT 7:01 PM
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What is the sensor on the rear axle called?
I went to parts store he said it was a brake sensor of some type.
He also sold me a vss and said it was located on the side of the trans.
I do not have much faith in a parts guy, but I really would like to know where that vss is located, maybe a diagram?
Thanks riley

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Thursday, September 30th, 2010 AT 3:42 PM
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It is simply called the rear axle sensor, some may call it a rear speed sensor, should have a red/pink and a light green/black wire running to it. It is part of the ABS that also works as a VSS. I'm not certain why the parts place sold you a VSS for, I am 99% positive that there is no separate VSS on this vehicle aside from the rear axle sensor.

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Thursday, September 30th, 2010 AT 3:52 PM

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