MDG Ltd6 months ago

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Mary5 months ago

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Porker4 months ago

Check the 10Amp fuse in the passenger compartment fuse block (under the steering wheel). (#25) If the fuse is good, the rest of the diagnosis will require a voltmeter.

petHead4 months ago

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Gary19964 months ago

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MechExp4 months ago

edit: have you checked the fault codes? If not, stop by most auto parts stores, they usually do it for free. Even if the code makes no sense to you, it can be looked up.

FordOwner4 months ago

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Mary4 months ago

Take it to a transmission shop. First though, is the check engine light in? Checked it for codes?

Watergirl4 months ago

I was driving today and all of a sudden the speedometer needle just started going crazy, floating all around. Now most of the time it just sits there at 0, then every once in a while it'll start floating again. Cruise control doesn't work either. I gather from some quick googling that it's probably the speed sensor on top of the transmission, so how hard would it be for a guy who doesn't know his ass from a monkey wrench to fix himself?

MDG Ltd4 months ago

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MDG Ltd4 months ago

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Matchmaker14 months ago

I don't think it's a speed sensor. You would have a code and in a lot if cases the transmission would act weird and not shift because it relies in speed sensor information at the transmission to shift. If it is the speed sensor it's not very DIY on your Trans. Take it in.

Matchmaker14 months ago

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Gary19964 months ago

Edit: Now I see that there's an "input" and "output" sensor, how would I know which one I need?

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MechExp3 months ago
This problem has been solved

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