Where exactly can I locate the vehicle speed sensor on a 2008 ford taurus.

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Asked by Mar 28, 2014 at 08:23 PM about the 2008 Ford Taurus SEL

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Wheel speed sensors are located at the hub of each wheel.

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Thanks but not those the the one on the transmission

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I understand the the speed sensor is inside the transmission. It is necessary to drop the pan and valve body to gain access.

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I was told that there was one on the outside. by the transaxle?

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Not any more. The picture you have is actually one of the wheel speed sensors. The wire running into the hub is it! The ABS system reads all 4 wheels and sends a signal to your Speedometer. It is no longer on a cable or driven by a gear on the output shaft. It never was inside the Transmission Pan. Are you having concerns with your Soeedometer or a transmission code?

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Yes. Sometimes my speedometer stops working and my car barely will move and shifts late and hard. All kinds of lights come on so I brought it to get checked and was told it read speed sensor.

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A wheel bearing can fail and short out a wheel speed sensor. I had this concern with an Explorer with a similar setup. If someone hooked up a scan tool and watched all 4 speed sensors while driving the car slowly, you can see which one is not working. The Explorer I had was a full- time 4x4 and the right front wheel bearing had shorted out the wheel speed sensor causing the anti-lock and the Trac Control systems to to mess up, apply the brakes and intermittently short out the whole anti-lock brake system. I could only see this failure with a scan tool that allowed me to monitor the antilock system.

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But will the wheel speed sensor mess up the shifting of the transmission. And eccelleration

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Yes. The computer relies on information from the ABS and several engine inputs to determine when to shift and to which gear.

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Ok so I got the wrong Sensor then. And thats on a 2008 ford taurus you're talking about right?

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