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1993 Ford Taurus Question: Speedometer

 

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vddsr, 3.8L V6, Yakima, WA, January 10, 2009, 14:51
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My speedometer quit working, where is the speedometer sensor located?

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    matte January 12, 2009, 16:42
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    I don't know this car specifically, but there's probably a speedometer cable and a sensor. The problem could be at either end--with the sensor or with the connection at the dash.

    I recommend getting a repair manual for this car and checking the diagrams--they probably have a manual at your local library. That'll tell you whether or not you can replace the part yourself--could be a big job.

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    hemicuda January 13, 2009, 12:01
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    The speedometer cable runs from $42 to $61 at the dealer

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    jbakers1 March 09, 2009, 14:07
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    Your 93 ford taurus has both a speed sensor used for your cruise control and antilock brakes system and it has a speedometer cable that operates the speedometer.If tyhe speedometer is not operating corectly the cable is suspect as is the speedometer head itself.

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    Terrance Mathews May 28, 2010, 12:36
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    I,m not sure on the Ford Taurus,but most all cars dropped the cable and use a sensor to relay the transmission out put speed.Most are located on the transaxle assy,on the passenger side of the vehicle or off center in that direction.The sensor has a 2 wire hook up, and inside the housing uses a reluctor coil and a spoked wheel,that makes a signal or pulse, like the solid state ign system for the eng.This goes through the circuit to the computer moduale and then to the speedometer head.

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    Visitor, May 28, 2010, 13:16

    The tauruses had alot of problems with the speedo head we usually ship them off and have them repaired, it also could be a cable problem.

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