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Old 05-11-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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Well it looks like my vehicle speed sensor is dying and i will need to replace it. When i went to the dealership they told me that the sensor is only available with the whole tranny assembly and you cannot get one by itself. Is that a fact? Do i have to find a used one? Any help will be appreciated.


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Old 05-11-2013, 06:14 PM   #2
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"only available with the whole trans assembly" Ridiculous. The VSS sensor is certainly available as a service part. I wonder if they even tried looking it up?

2000-07 VSS sensor 85082AE000. The rest of the VSS drive parts are service parts as well.

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Old 05-11-2013, 09:13 PM   #3
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On my '03 4eat the VSSs and the turbine speed sensor and the whole harness that goes into the trans is only available as one big part, believe it or not.

I guess they assumed all were like mine.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:21 AM   #4
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haha thats what i thought. It would have been crazy to buy a whole tranny just for one sensor. Thanks guys
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So 4 years later i still have that same god damn speed sensor in there. Well now with my new tune and turbo it craps out even more at WOT and CEL goes on so i deff need to change it

Now the problem is that i can t unscrew it, its stuck in there. Any ideas how to get it out? I tried worming up the tranny but then the downpipe /turbo is hot.
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Old 05-20-2017, 06:03 PM   #6
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Is the switch body plastic or metal?
You sure it screws in, a lot are held in with a clamp.

If screw in and metal, clean the sensor/trans interface then hit it with PBlaster or similar.
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:10 PM   #7
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They are plastic and they screw in - they have dry threadlocker applied to the threads from the factory. This is why you must replace them if they are removed (officially). The neck immediately above the transmission body and below the harness connector is 6-sided and will fit a wrench. You might need vice grips if it's really in there... and if you manage to break the internal gear, you'll be pulling the tranny.

Good luck.
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Old 05-28-2017, 02:14 AM   #8
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Well i have tried a 17mm wrench, 90 and 45 degree needle nose pliers and nothing. The plastic is old and dry, so it just disintegrates when i try to unscrew it. Any ideas guys?
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You might need vice grips if it's really in there... and if you manage to break the internal gear, you'll be pulling the tranny.
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