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Whereis the vss980 sensor located on the transmission. I…

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Whereis the vss980 sensor...

Whereis the vss980 sensor located on the transmission

Mechanic's Assistant: Which particular sensor are you asking about? And have any trouble codes been triggered?

I think it's a I'm Input sensor

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

1996 explorer

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

Yes I can't find where the sensor is at I think its behind the shift cable

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Ford Mechanic: Randall C, ASE MasterTechnician replied 3 months ago
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Hello, I am Randall., Sorry for the delay. May I ask what is not working etc to lead you to ask where a VSS sensor is/.?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
It's not shifting in fear or reverse right away you have to rev it up to make it catch
Ford Mechanic: Randall C, ASE MasterTechnician replied 3 months ago

This will not be a sensor input , nor output. and, with too many possibles/? I am going to opt out and open the post to the other experts. One should be along soon to help

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Just like the other tech mentioned above the transmission speed sensors will not affect D and R engagement. Transmission speed sensors are only used for correct timing of upshifts like 1st into 2nd for example. If there are any speed sensors faulty there would be warning lights on and codes stored.

Do you need the diagnostic steps for a delayed engagement concern? I can tell you where all speed sensors are on the transmission still but changing them will not help this concern. In the drivers door jam on the label, I need the single letter or number under TR?

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Hello, Chris here again,

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