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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Transmission on 1996 f250

Transmission is shifting a little hard expecially into 3rd gear. I was wondering if changing the speed sensor would help or if there is something else I need to look at. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Could be the speed sensor. Speedometer bouncing? Are you throwing any codes? TPS There are lots of variables in transmission shifts. My icp sensor on a 95 I had made my tranny shift real hard.
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Transmission is shifting a little hard expecially into 3rd gear. I was wondering if changing the speed sensor would help or if there is something else I need to look at. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
If the speed sensor is the problem, changing it will fix this. If it isn't the problem you've just wasted time and money.

If you want to really fix this, get the codes read. That will lead you to the problem. The places that read codes free CANNOT read these codes. You need either a good independent shop or a Ford dealer.

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Ok thanks I have a guy that can read them.
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If the speed sensor is the problem, changing it will fix this. If it isn't the problem you've just wasted time and money.

If you want to really fix this, get the codes read. That will lead you to the problem. The places that read codes free CANNOT read these codes. You need either a good independent shop or a Ford dealer.
Good advice. A good scan tool is worth it's weight in gold and will save you a lot of money in the long run.

Hopefully there is a code thrown for the issue you are having. That will make it easy.

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Where are the speed sensors located? Are there multiple speed sensors?

My speedometer bounced once and a while at first but then seemed to work fine. But, the shifting was pretty hard. Sounds like what people have talked about. Sounds like I need to replace mine?
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Where are the speed sensors located? Are there multiple speed sensors?
There is one speed sensor. It's mounted on the rear axle.

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My speedometer bounced once and a while at first but then seemed to work fine. But, the shifting was pretty hard. Sounds like what people have talked about. Sounds like I need to replace mine?
If the speed sensor is the problem, changing it will fix this. If it isn't the problem you've just wasted time and money.

If you want to really fix this, get the codes read. That will lead you to the problem. The places that read codes free CANNOT read these codes. You need either a good independent shop or a Ford dealer.

It seems like I've said that before, somewhere. It sure sounds familiar....
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Ok ok, I see you posted that previously^ dont get sassy with me. A few questions I have is if the speedometer is bouncing a bit, would the speed sensor be the only thing that could cause this? OR could the Bouncing speedometer be from a different problem aside from the hard shifting?

I understand that a code reader would be the best idea. But I would personally would like to fix the problem without one. simply because I think I cant do it and that I think there are enough smart people on here that can help. No offence to the code reader idea.

Also what is the part number on the speed sensor on the axle?

Thank you for the help
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The problem could be the speed sensor, the PSOM module, or the speedometer itself. I recommend replacing all of those. That way you're likely to replace the actual problem part.

I got sassy because you asked the identical question I answered above. Did you think you'd get a different answer?
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I understand what your saying. What is this PSOM module?

Thanks

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