1999 Ford Taurus vehicle speed sensor

  • 1999 FORD TAURUS

Transmission problem
1999 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 136000 miles

My 99 tarus check engine light came on and I had it checked. It said that the vehicle speed sensor malfunctioned, I would like to know how hard is it to replace, and were is it located?

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Monday, September 20th, 2010 AT 5:48 PM

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It's mounted to the transmission. Here are directions I found for replacement:

Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Raise and support the vehicle.
Remove the catalytic converter Y-pipe.
Unplug the VSS electrical connector.
Remove the VSS protective heat shield.
Remove the retaining bolt from the VSS.
Lift the VSS out of the transaxle.
Remove the driven gear retainer and the drive gear.

To install:

Inspect the O-ring on the sensor and replace if necessary.
Install the driven gear and the retainer.
Place the VSS into the transaxle.
Tighten the retaining bolt to 36-53 inch lbs. (4-6 Nm).
Install the VSS protective heat shield.
Attach the VSS electrical connector.
Install the catalytic converter Y-pipe.
Lower the vehicle.
Connect the negative battery cable.

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