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Vehicle Speed Sensor Location?


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#1 SilverSubie

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 06:25 PM

Exactly where is it? I couldn't find it in the Haynes or Chilton manuals. The 96 Legacy is throwing a CEL, P 0500 VSS Malfunction, and the spedometer is dead.

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 10:32 PM

Do you have an auto or manual tranny?

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 05:52 PM

Do you have an auto or manual tranny?


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Posted 31 May 2005 - 07:48 AM

I don't know for sure whether the 96 has an electronic or cable driven speedo. But check around the area where the front differential dipstick is. On the cable driven speedos, there's a base piece that fails, and causes the speedo not to work.

The VSS2, which gives you your speed in the dash and to the ECU is typically driven from the front differential.

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:24 AM

I don't know for sure whether the 96 has an electronic or cable driven speedo. But check around the area where the front differential dipstick is. On the cable driven speedos, there's a base piece that fails, and causes the speedo not to work.

The VSS2, which gives you your speed in the dash and to the ECU is typically driven from the front differential.


Found it! On a 96 Legacy LS AWD AT, the VSS is located on the passenger side of the tranny, just rearward of the shift cable. Now replacing it is a different story.




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