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Old 10-18-2005, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
Tony Anderson
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Variable speed sensor

The speedo on my 2000Z 1.8 occasionally at any speed suddenly reads zero for
a few seconds coupled with a reduction in the radio volume. I'm told that
this is a faulty variable speed sensor. Can someone please advise where it
is and how to remove it. Thanks. Tony Anderson.


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Old 10-18-2005, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
Chris Whelan
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Re: Variable speed sensor

Tony Anderson wrote:

> The speedo on my 2000Z 1.8 occasionally at any speed suddenly reads zero
> for
> a few seconds coupled with a reduction in the radio volume. I'm told that
> this is a faulty variable speed sensor. Can someone please advise where it
> is and how to remove it. Thanks. Tony Anderson.


If you Google in this group for VSS, you will find lots of information to
help you.

Short answer: New sensor is 25UKP and a bit of a pig to fit, or about 100UKP
for a dealer to do.

Post again if you need more help.

Chris

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Old 10-23-2005, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
Jack
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Re: Variable speed sensor

VSS = vehicle speed sensor

I had the same problem on my Ford Focus SE with a manual transmission,
and I recently replaced the VSS, and the problem has gone away :) I
want to thank everyone on this newsgroup for helping me diagnose the
problem.

For automatic transmissions, I think there is a slightly different name
for the speed sensor.

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