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Speed sensor location, 98 Legacy wagon?


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#1 Jugendstil1066

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:03 PM

help! My check engine light came on the other day, and suddenly the speedometer and odometer stopped working, so I went to AutoZone and they said the problem was the speed sensor. I drive a 98 Legacy wagon with a manual transmission. A friend of mine has kindly offered to replace the sensor, but he's looked online and says he couldn't find out where it was located on a car w/a manual transmission, only on the automatic. Is it in the same spot? TIA for all your advice!!

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:29 PM

It's on the passenger side of the transmission, about halfway back pretty much straight down from the firewall.

It's easiest if you pull the intake duct off so you can fit your arms down in there. 17mm stubby open end wrench I think.

#3 Jugendstil1066

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 02:26 PM

thank you so much!

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:27 PM

Along these same lines  My speedo quit.  Odometer and Tach still functioning  is he guage bad or the Sensor?

 

enquiring minds wanna know

 



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:02 PM

Along these same lines  My speedo quit.  Odometer and Tach still functioning  is he guage bad or the Sensor?

 

enquiring minds wanna know

 

What car do you have?  1999 Outbacks had a known bad solder joint in the speedometer.

 

http://www.ultimates...-99-speedo-fix/



#6 johnvaudo

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 02:33 PM

What car do you have?  1999 Outbacks had a known bad solder joint in the speedometer.

 

http://www.ultimates...-99-speedo-fix/

 

1999 Legacy L AWD



#7 Mike104

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 03:47 PM

1999 Legacy L AWD

 

The 99's Legacy and Outbacks seemed to have this issue.  May want to read the link I posted for a fix.



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Posted 27 September 2017 - 04:57 PM

will this problem trigger a VSS A trouble code  P0500



#9 Mike104

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:29 PM

No, the speedo problem is in the speedometer unit.  If you have a VSS P0500 code it's probably the VSS






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