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Speed Sensor Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.8L DOHC' started by Mcrib, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. Mcrib

    Mcrib New Member

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    Hello,
    This forum has been a huge help to me. I have recently bought a 91 Escort GT 5spd. I pulled the VSS out out only to find it had no gear on it! I bought a new one from rock auto with a white gear on it but I cannot get it to sit in the trans properly. Does anyone have the part number or a link to a manual VSS for a EGT?
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    As far as I know, the VSS for the LX and GT, both 5-speed and automatic transmissions is the same. Its fairly common for the VSS to be hard to put back into the trans. Not only will corrosion make it hard, but there is a rubber "O" ring around it - and it takes a goodly push to get it fully back down.
    There are two gears, the white and the red (more of an orange color). The difference is just in the number of teeth; 22 versus 23 I think. Other than that they are the same.

    Is it possible the remains of the former gear are lying inside the differential and are blocking the VSS with the gear on it from going all the way in?
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    Hm possibly I hauled on it pretty good and couldn't get it in. I have the white one. The speed sensor popped out without issue maybe I need to go digging with some pliers
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    I use a mirror & flashlight to see down into the differential opening.

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