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Tony2005
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Re: Major wiring issues please help new
#1303417 (Re: icysvt) 08/20/06 01:06 AM

No fuse. Replace the VSS or check wiring from VSS to PCM (just in case, circuit is broken).

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"Always do the cheap and easy ones first."

1996 V6 ATX 96K miles


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icysvt
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Re: Major wiring issues please help new
#1303422 (Re: Tony2005) 08/20/06 01:22 AM

if it's not getting power with the brand new harness i just bought and installed i'll be pissed. i guess a reg test light won't work will it? how can i test it at speed??

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1998 CSVT #844 Born May 9,1997 Silver n Blue
B&M Short throw shifter
Eibach springs
4 Memphis PR 12"
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Tony2005
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Re: Major wiring issues please help new
#1303425 (Re: icysvt) 08/20/06 01:28 AM

You can use the test light to test for a break in the circuit. One end close to VSS and the other close to the PCM. As for "at speed", that would require a break out box (about $700) or a "fabricated" tester which will measure the frequency. You will still have to put it in the passenger compartment while driving unless you have access to a chassis dynamometer (the types used for smoke emissions or your regular dynos at the speed shops).

Edit. The other thing would be to "ohm" the VSS as suggested in an earlier post from Autozone. You do need a DVOM for that.

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"Always do the cheap and easy ones first."

1996 V6 ATX 96K miles


Edited by Tony2005 (08/20/06 01:33 AM)

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CSVT#49
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Re: Major wiring issues please help new
#1303547 (Re: Tony2005) 08/20/06 05:23 PM

Did you ever compare the old harness with the new one you got before you installed it I hope they gave you the right one

You might also want to check the wires on your VSS. Mine had wires stripped on it at the base:



You could also use that picture to determine the colors as well. Not sure if they match up with what you have though.

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-Mike
98 Contour SVT
Toreador Red #49 of 6535 Built on 3/25/97
WR Headers, Borla Cat-Back, Torsen T2 LSD, K&N Short Ram, S-AFC and Focus Shift Tower
85 Camaro
1969 358ci, 97 TA interior, 91 Z28 GrdEfx and Aero Wing 255rwhp

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icysvt
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Re: Major wiring issues please help new
#1303552 (Re: CSVT#49) 08/20/06 05:52 PM

either i'm messing with the wrong thing all together or mine is totally different. mine has wires that plug directly into the top of it not like the pic here or the pic from autozone with the wires then the plug. the part i'm looking at is kinda up under the intake and goes in to the tranny right??

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1998 CSVT #844 Born May 9,1997 Silver n Blue
B&M Short throw shifter
Eibach springs
4 Memphis PR 12"
www.cardomain.com/ride/2273778

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CSVT#49
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Re: Major wiring issues please help new
#1303609 (Re: icysvt) 08/20/06 08:59 PM

Your looking at the reverse light switch.

Which is shown below on the left hand side of the shift tower.



The VSS sensor is on the back of the transaxle towards the bottom. It sits to the right of the diff housing where the axles go in (looking from underneath the car with the you feet hanging out in front of the car). The sensor looks like a little black box and has wires coming up to a plug. Here is the best pic I have at the moment. If you are looking under the car this is what you would see the speed sensor is on the top of the diff where I have indicated. You can see the VSS sensor just hanging out a little bit in the pic.



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-Mike
98 Contour SVT
Toreador Red #49 of 6535 Built on 3/25/97
WR Headers, Borla Cat-Back, Torsen T2 LSD, K&N Short Ram, S-AFC and Focus Shift Tower
85 Camaro
1969 358ci, 97 TA interior, 91 Z28 GrdEfx and Aero Wing 255rwhp

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icysvt
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Re: Major wiring issues please help new
#1303624 (Re: CSVT#49) 08/20/06 09:45 PM

oops it's raining here so i'll look when it dries up a bit did you get a new sensor or just patch up the wires on yours

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1998 CSVT #844 Born May 9,1997 Silver n Blue
B&M Short throw shifter
Eibach springs
4 Memphis PR 12"
www.cardomain.com/ride/2273778

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CSVT#49
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Re: Major wiring issues please help new
#1303655 (Re: icysvt) 08/20/06 11:10 PM

I got a new sensor. It wasn't much... as a matter of fact... I keep all of my receipts.. list it's $51.20 I bought it through Steve at Tousley Ford for $25.34 + tax.

Part number is F5RZ-9E731-AC

1-800-328-9552 ask for Steve or Mike M.



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-Mike
98 Contour SVT
Toreador Red #49 of 6535 Built on 3/25/97
WR Headers, Borla Cat-Back, Torsen T2 LSD, K&N Short Ram, S-AFC and Focus Shift Tower
85 Camaro
1969 358ci, 97 TA interior, 91 Z28 GrdEfx and Aero Wing 255rwhp

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icysvt
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Re: Major wiring issues please help new
#1303741 (Re: CSVT#49) 08/21/06 01:57 AM

is that plug part of the harness i replaced?

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1998 CSVT #844 Born May 9,1997 Silver n Blue
B&M Short throw shifter
Eibach springs
4 Memphis PR 12"
www.cardomain.com/ride/2273778

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