Well lets see... I would be on my back because my arms aren't like
an orangutang like yours are. which is the only way to do it from
atop. Or I don't have a Lift like you Must have, to do it from underneath.
Therefore I would be on my BACK. Not unless you lie on the ground
on your stomach and work on your car!!
PS take your attitude and shove it where your head must be.
Up your ass.
You do not need a lift, or long arms. A good set of the proper tools and the
ability to think and reason with just a touch of deductive reasoning will do
just nicely. 3.8 or 3.0 both comes out the top with out a problem.
Why not just say HOW to do it instead of saying..
"the ability to think and reason with just a touch of deductive reasoning
maybe your taurus doesn't have a nest of metal cooling hoses in the way,
as well as air conditioner hoses.
No way...no how!!!!
Been working on them from the first year they were out. The A/C hoses are not in
the way. The 3.8 has the exhaust manifold partially blocking, but again not so
much that it is in the way. Cooling system hoses? They are up high, not in the
way. So use Proper PPE or work on it cold. You need 1/4 inch drive sockets,
extensions and ratchet, that is all. Why not just say why? Working on machinery,
although is considered a lowly profession by those who have "higher levels of
education" is a THINKING persons game. It take problem solving. Beyond that, you
did not ask, you only attacked me for agreeing with a post telling you, you do
not need to do the job from underneath.
before you change it out as being bad: i have a 93 tauurs and the veh.
speed sensor went out and the car was downshifiting, like when driving
at 34 mph the car would bog down and then continue to drive correctly..
this lasted for about two to three weeks and then it stayed in first
gear and you had to drive about 5 mph all the way home....
the code came up as the veh. speed sensor was bad... but it was the
wires going to the VSS they were frayed inside the plastic/rubber
covering and you could not see the bad wires... about one month earlier
i changed the motor mounts and must have jacked up the motor/trans. and
this strained the wires... after a VSS change the code still came back
as the VSS was bad and the car did not shift out of first gear.... a
little detecting with a meter and some sewing needles into the wires
showed that there was a break in the wire so it was repaired by using
some wire connectors....
Well this is actually very encouraging to me.
I am going to bring my car to a tranny shop this morning, he said he will
thing for me for $50.00 So what the hell, it will keep me off my back and
all greasy. But aside from that., It goes to prove that this Gadget can
actually be the
cause of all my Ill's. If for some reason this problem continues,AND i
still get the
code from the computer that the speed sensor is bad, then i will change the
I myself have not changed my moter mounts recently or done
anything else that would have strained on the wires. But it is
Definatly something to consider.
Hell Im damn curious to see what the hell is inside this Gizmo
that could possibly go wrong, and be so affected by tempture, there are only
2 wires from this thing to the computer, I think im gonna make sure i get
one back qand cut the little bugger open to see whats going on.
My Guess is some type magnetic thing that spins!?! maybee.
We shall see.
I'll let youu know how it turnes out.
Well I just got the car back from the shop
i had them install the VSS or Speed sensor for me.
It works like a charm now.
Hard to believe suce a thing could cause such big trouble with the
I checked the service manual about the sensor, aparently its some type of
switching device. the say the way to check it is to put a Ohm meter across
the 2 pins and you should read 200-300 Ohm's.
What the dont tell you is that reading could also be compleatly open
depending on where
the contacts are closed or open. but if you spin the little shaft, the you
see the ohm meter
jumping around, which is how this thing must generate a signal to send to
My old one was verry erratic i wouls see readings anywhere from 300 ohms to
6K, or 8K Ohms.
well i suppose after spinning around a few million times its due to crap
Just wierd that they decided they had to incorperate the computer into doing
what an automatic
transmission could do by itself many years ago.
Well anyway i feel lucky i got away so cheap with this.
Just in case ayone cares, i did run across a fellow on Ebay Motors who sends
transmissions. the Taurus Trans was about $1250.oo but thats with core
charge, there is a $350
credit when you send back the core. He was auctioning one off for around
$750.00 on ebay.
It's not a switch, it is a very small A/C generator, called reluctance pick up.
The faster it turns the more voltage it makes. Get a DVOM and put it on AC and
watch what happens when you spin it. The speed sensor does the job that the
governor used too do.
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