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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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alright well my od light started flashing i took it to a local trans shop they ran a scan on it while driving it an said my speed sensor is cutting out at freeway speeds. which it comes on around 68mph when its held there for a little bit. they wanted a rediculous amount to replace it so i bought the part for 25 bucks at autozone an plan to install it. any tips i should know before hand? also where on the trans is it located i have a 96 4.6. just want to get it done an hopefully this fixes all trans problems except the leak. i just rebuilt it an cant really afford much more on this car right now. thanks

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 06:01 PM
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Pretty self explanatory. One 11mm (IIRC) bolt, slide the old out and put the gear on your new sensor. There's a small circlip holding the gear on. Just make sure you lubricate the o-rings with fresh ATF before putting it back into the tailshaft.

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Just get it up on Ramps & be CAREFUL - VSS on Driver side aft Tranny - & YES you must fix leak or your screwed.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-22-2011, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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sounds pretty easy just gotta wait for this rain to stop to fix it. as for the leak i dont have the money or time to take the trans out again im thinking just throw some lucas in there as i just rebuilt the trans an if it goes out again ill just swap a manual in. its not a horriable leak maybe a quart every 3 weeks if that
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