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where is the neutral safety switch located on a 1997 ford ...

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where is the neutral safety switch located on a 1997 ford taurus , i know it is on the transmission, but how hard or easy is it to change this part.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 10 years ago.

 

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. 1: Remove the two TR sensor retaining bolts

 

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Fig. 2: Align the TR sensor slots using TR sensor alignment tool T92-70010-AH or equivalent

 

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

  2. Place the shift selector into NEUTRAL.

  3. Remove the air cleaner outlet tube and the air cleaner housing from the vehicle.

  4. Detach the electrical connector from the TR sensor.

  5. Remove the retaining nut and detach the manual control lever from the TR sensor.

  6. Remove the two TR sensor retaining bolts and remove the TR sensor from the transaxle.

To install:

  1. Make sure that the shift selector is in NEUTRAL.

  2. Place the TR sensor onto the transaxle and loosely install the retaining bolts.

  3. Align the TR sensor slots using TR sensor alignment tool T92-70010-AH or equivalent.

  4. Tighten the TR sensor retaining bolts to 80-106 inch lbs. (9-12 Nm).

  5. Attach the electrical connector to the TR sensor.

  6. Attach the manual control lever to the TR sensor and tighten the nut to 98-141 inch lbs. (11-16 Nm).

  7. Install the air cleaner housing and the outlet tube.

  8. Connect the negative battery cable.

  9. Verify that the engine will only start in NEUTRAL or PARK.

 

ADJUSTMENT

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

  2. Place the shift selector into NEUTRAL.

  3. Remove the air cleaner outlet tube and the air cleaner housing from the vehicle.

  4. Make sure that the shift selector is in NEUTRAL.

  5. Loosen, but do not remove the TR sensor retaining bolts.

  6. Align the TR sensor slots using TR sensor alignment tool T92-70010-AH or equivalent.

  7. Tighten the TR sensor retaining bolts to 80-106 inch lbs. (9-12 Nm).

  8. Install the air cleaner housing and the outlet tube.

  9. Connect the negative battery cable.

  10. Verify that the engine will only start in NEUTRAL or PARK.

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