1997 Mercury Sable were is the vss located

Tiny
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  • 1997 MERCURY SABLE
Transmission problem
1997 Mercury Sable

can u please tell me were the vehicle speed sensor is located and how to replace it?/Were can I find apicture or diagram
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Thursday, January 8th, 2009 AT 8:52 PM

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Tiny
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Hello -

I have provided the info you requested............

Your vehicle shows two different types of transmissions............I have attached both for you.

With AX4S Transmission


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1_153.jpg



Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS)

AX4S Trans axle

Removal

Raise vehicle on a hoist. Refer to Section 00-02.
Remove Y-pipe and heated oxygen sensors (HO2S)(9F472) from the exhaust system.
Remove VSS exhaust heat shield.
4 Remove bolt retaining VSS mounting clip to transaxle.
5 Remove VSS and driven gear from transaxle.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_2_101.jpg



Disconnect electrical connector and speedometer cable from VSS. NOTE: Do not attempt to remove spring retaining clip from driven gear with speedometer cable in VSS.
Remove driven gear retainer and driven gear from VSS. Installation
Position driven gear to VSS. Install gear retainer.
Connect electrical connector to VSS.
Ensure internal 0-ring is seated properly in VSS housing. Snap speedometer cable into VSS housing.
Install VSS into transaxle and secure with retaining bolt.
Install VSS exhaust heat shield.
Install Y-pipe and heated oxygen sensors to exhaust system.
Lower vehicle and verify proper speedometer I odometer operation.

With AX4N Transmission, (Except SHO)


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_3_70.jpg



REMOVAL

Raise and suitably support vehicle.
Remove dual converter Y-pipe from exhaust system.
Disconnect vehicle speed sensor electrical connector.
Remove VSS shield from Vehicle Speed (VSS) Sensor.
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 inch lbs.).
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Thursday, January 8th, 2009 AT 9:03 PM

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