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What is the purpose of transmission speed sensors on an 08…

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What is the purpose of transmission speed sensors on an 08 Ford Escape? It runs fine no problem but check engine light is on and was diagnosed at Auto Zone as a bad speed sensor.

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

It stays on.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Escape yourself? What have you tried so far?

I haven't done anything. I had a spare key made and when they programed it the check engine light came on.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

The power train light comes and goes also.

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Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Can you tell me the actual fault code you are getting when they scanned it?

Are you having any transmission shift concerns?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I don't know what the code was. Auto Zone guy did it. Transmission is fine.
Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Usually, if you have a speed sensor issue you will also have a transmission shift concern or even an ABS concern. Can you get me the actual fault code?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I'll try
Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Okay if you can get it, post back with it here and I will advise from there.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
ok
Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Okay, I'm here when you're ready.

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