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Hello all. I have a 1994 Ford Escort with 1.9 engine and manual transmission. After changing a cv shaft and filling it up with oil at speedometer hole I sadly broke the speedometer drive gear. I can’t seem to find one through parts stores on my area and hoping someone here can sell me one or point me to a source. Thank you. Corey
 

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I dont know what you mean by the 'speedometer drive gear'. The gear I am thinking of is on the bottom of the Vehicle Speed Sensor, and unclips if you want to remove it. So getting a new Vehicle Speed Sensor would get you a new 'driven' gear along with it. There is a white plastic ring gear on the differential which turns the gear on the VSS. If that is the missing part, i dont know where you could get one, aside from harvesting one from a junkyard transmission. Unfortunately it would mean dismantling the transmission. So maybe try an ebay search for someone selling escort transmission parts, (or a dismantlng yard that could sell you a used transmission). Some seller might be selling the differential carrier with the big drive gear on it - and it might come with the white gear.
The gear on the bottom of the VSS comes in two colors; one having 23 teeth, the other having 22 teeth. This would make a very minor change in the speedometer reading and the shift points. In any event, you can select the color of the gear you want when you order a VSS, at least from rockauto(dot)com, where they have pictures of the VSS showing the gear.


if it is the white plastic gear on the side of the differential carrier that is missing, let me know in a week or two. I have a 'parts' transmission in my workshop that is in my way - but the case is not yet split apart. And to install a new one on your vehicle the case would also have to be split apart. Getting a manual transmission opened up is not easy, they even make a special tool that slides over the splines on the input shaft, to keep it from turning while you un-torque the large gear inside the stamped steel housing.

Luckily I think you can drive a manual trans escort without the speedo working. You could use a GPS to show you how fast you are going.
 

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Hello all. I have a 1994 Ford Escort with 1.9 engine and manual transmission. After changing a cv shaft and filling it up with oil at speedometer hole I sadly broke the speedometer drive gear. I can’t seem to find one through parts stores on my area and hoping someone here can sell me one or point me to a source. Thank you. Corey
They're in three different colors.
13" Wheels = White
14" Wheels = Red
15" Wheels = Green

Each one can have some impact on speedometer precision; the gear's tooth count is different between colors. I'd be a little surprised if an online store such as RockAuto doesn't have the part.

They're susceptible to being blow due to transmission overfill. Only put enough fluid in so that it just touches the bottom of the gear. Too much and after sitting in traffic on a hot day, it starts pissing tranny fluid on your shoes.

EDIT: I see I just repeated what Sir Denisond3 said LoL...
 

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Intuit, could you possibly edit your post to add the tooth count for the different gears?
The colour coding to match wheel size is really good info, with the tooth count, it would be even better.
 

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Searching the forum came up with inconsistent answers. Overwhelming majority seem to come up with either 22 or 23 teeth and I assume they're just counting the aftermarket replacements. I never counted the teeth on my original red geared one, or the white geared replacement. Larger overall diameter wheel/tire turn less frequently over the same distance so it would might sense that the green gear have the fewest number of teeth. The 15" alloy wheels represented a very tiny percentage of 'scorts I've seen. So it wouldn't surprise me if that gear is neigh impossible to find.
 
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