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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-08-08, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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I need some help folks, i am sure that i took out the wrong sensor on my 1999 taurus 3.0 liter ohv, the problem is that i dont what sensor that i took out is?? I was trying to replace the vss sensor (which apparantly on the pass. side.) >>I found it after the fact!!......Now the problem is that i have no idea what the sensor is that i took out because it is FUBAR, it looked very much like the vss except it was on the drivers side above the transaxle and it was a bear to get out > removed the drivers side suspension to access it.....Any idea what sensor that i totally destroyed is due to lack of knowledge and/or abundance of stupidity! Thank you in advance

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Without a picture I'd have to guess the Turbine Shaft Speed Sensor.
Post some pictures so I can confirm it.

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I would love to send one but i am not sure how to do it? The best i can describe it is, if you were looking at the where the front drivers side axle goes into the transaxle, the hole where the sensor used to be, is located at about 11 oclock. And the hole itself is approx. 1 to 2 inches in diameter, if you look into the hole,it seems to have some sort of chain inside the transaxle. Also the sensor WAS held in place the same way that the VSS sensor is held. Thank you very much for your time and input!
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I would love to send one but I am not sure how to do it... The best I can describe it is, if you were looking at where the front drivers side axle goes into the transaxle, the hole where the sensor used to be is located at about 11 o'clock. And the hole itself is approx. 1 to 2 inches in diameter. If you look into the hole, it seems to have some sort of chain inside the transaxle. Also the sensor WAS held in place the same way that the VSS sensor is held. Thank you very much for your time and input!!!
Yep, that's the Turbine Shaft Speed sensor.
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Thank you so much for your help I really appreciate it! And in the future I do as you said as far as pix posting....Thanks again
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