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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-20-2006, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Mlps/trs

where on the transmission, is the MLPS sensor located,and is the mlps the same as the trs sensor,if not where are they both located.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-20-2006, 10:14 PM
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The MLPS is the large black sensor on the driverside of the transmission where the shift cable attaches.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-20-2006, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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what is the proper way to change it?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-21-2006, 01:33 AM
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I used an 8mm socket/ wrench. It's a tight space since the exhaust pipe is in your way (at least on a Mark VIII). Jack it up, park it in neutral, set the e-brake, disconnect the sensor harness, two bolts out with an 8mm socket/wrench, match the "neutral position" on the new sensor (you'll know what I'm talking about when you see it), reverse installation. Easier said than done, but overall, a 30-45 minute job.

Two things: do it on a cool car. The exhaust pipe is right there!

Second: buy the part from Autozone- it's only $22. I think NAPA wanted more, and forget about what Ford charges for it!. Just ask for a "neutral safety switch". They're typically in stock. Changing this sensor helped fix a shifting probelm I was having at cruising/ highway speeds...





See the biggest of the holes in the center of the sensor? That's the "neutral position" I was talking about. Make sure the position of the notches on the new sensor matches the old one. This tells the computer that the transmission is in neutral.
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should I disconnect the battery cables, or dosen't it matter?
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I would anyway.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-26-2006, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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well I replaced the MLPS aka neutral swith, drove the car 50 miles,this is the first time in 3 years the trans didn't go out of gear,thank you all for your help, I have a normal trans now.
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