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96 ford contour changed starter motor now will not shift

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96 ford contour changed starter motor now will not shift gears
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

What liter engine?

Auto or manual transaxle?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2.0 liter engine with automatic transaxle
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Are you saying the shifter is stuck in park or the shifter will move to all gears but the vehicle will not move under power?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
shifter moves but car is stuck in one gear when moves under power, just noticed speedo does not work either? can speed sensor be the problem if so where is it located?
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Okay so the shifter will move to all gears, drive and reverse work, although in drive it will not upshift, correct?

If that is the case along with the speedometer failure, then it is likely a concern at or with the vehicle speed sensor. Follow the passenger front axle shaft to the transaxle, where the shaft enters the transaxle the VSS sensor is right there near it standing up vertically.

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Thanks Chris