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Old 11-24-2005, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
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98 Windstar - speed sensor

98 ford windstar

When first started from cold, my transmission doesn't shift for about
2 - 5 miles. I can drive locked up. The speedo also doesn't move off
0 during that time. After a few miles, all works fine.

I was told that this was probably a defective speed sensor. This was
a best guess, but no electronic diagnostic test was used.

Where is the sensor located? Is this sensor an easy part to reach and
replace? Any special tools required?

Thanks

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Old 11-24-2005, 16:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 98 Windstar - speed sensor

FrankD <FrancisD@adelphia.net> wrote:

> 98 ford windstar
>
> When first started from cold, my transmission doesn't shift for about
> 2 - 5 miles. I can drive locked up. The speedo also doesn't move off
> 0 during that time. After a few miles, all works fine.
>
> I was told that this was probably a defective speed sensor. This was
> a best guess, but no electronic diagnostic test was used.
>
> Where is the sensor located? Is this sensor an easy part to reach and
> replace? Any special tools required?
>
> Thanks
>
>


Go on autozone.com and look for the VSS location... may be info on
replacing it, as well

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Old 11-24-2005, 20:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 98 Windstar - speed sensor

On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 23:45:43 GMT, Backyard Mechanic
<pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote:

>FrankD <FrancisD@adelphia.net> wrote:
>
>> 98 ford windstar
>>
>> When first started from cold, my transmission doesn't shift for about
>> 2 - 5 miles. I can drive locked up. The speedo also doesn't move off
>> 0 during that time. After a few miles, all works fine.
>>
>> I was told that this was probably a defective speed sensor. This was
>> a best guess, but no electronic diagnostic test was used.
>>
>> Where is the sensor located? Is this sensor an easy part to reach and
>> replace? Any special tools required?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>>

>
>Go on autozone.com and look for the VSS location... may be info on
>replacing it, as well


Autozone site does not show part location or any info about
replacement of VSS. Part is $23. I've been quoted $200 - $300 for
repair. Sounds high unless there is lots of labor involved. Is RR
difficult as a home garage project?


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Old 11-27-2005, 10:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 98 Windstar - speed sensor

theres a lot to remove, that why. good luck
"FrankD" <FrancisD@adelphia.net> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 23:45:43 GMT, Backyard Mechanic
> <pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote:
>
>>FrankD <FrancisD@adelphia.net> wrote:
>>
>>> 98 ford windstar
>>>
>>> When first started from cold, my transmission doesn't shift for about
>>> 2 - 5 miles. I can drive locked up. The speedo also doesn't move off
>>> 0 during that time. After a few miles, all works fine.
>>>
>>> I was told that this was probably a defective speed sensor. This was
>>> a best guess, but no electronic diagnostic test was used.
>>>
>>> Where is the sensor located? Is this sensor an easy part to reach and
>>> replace? Any special tools required?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>>

>>
>>Go on autozone.com and look for the VSS location... may be info on
>>replacing it, as well

>
> Autozone site does not show part location or any info about
> replacement of VSS. Part is $23. I've been quoted $200 - $300 for
> repair. Sounds high unless there is lots of labor involved. Is RR
> difficult as a home garage project?
>
>
>



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