Found my tranny code, please help


jaygio31
06-17-2011, 03:55 PM
i had my code read and they said it was VSS p0500. they als stated a couple other codes were coming cause of this including TCC stuck in locked position. Does this sound right, i am really close on my warranty and dont want them to string me along until it expires. will a ba VSS cause the TCC to be stuck locked

olopezm
06-17-2011, 06:17 PM
A bad VSS can cause many different problems with transmission like strange shifting behavior, incorrect (bouncy) speedometer reading, harsh shifts and low fuel economy (thanks to Windstartled).

The best thing would be to have it replaced or do it yourself, it is a bit of a pain but with some patience it can be done.

Oscar.

wiswind
06-18-2011, 08:41 PM
Vehicle Speed Sensor is located on the back side of the transmission.....right over one of your catalytic converters.
It is held in with 1 bolt and has an electrical connection.
Make SURE to get the correct one for YOUR vehicle.......

I made it sound easy....but it is NOT easy to change, due to its location.
You can barely get your fingers onto it.
If you have the version with the speedometer cable connected to it....(mechanical speedometer), you can disconnect the speedometer cable at the "intermediate" location, under the flex hose that goes from the air cleaner to the throttle body.

Do NOT confuse this with the TSS Turbine Speed Sensor, which is mounted on the side of the transmission case, next to where the driver's side driveshaft comes out.
THIS sensor measures the speed of the shaft that comes out of the torque converter and goes into the gear input side.

As mentioned, a bad VSS can cause all kinds of problems as the PCM does not know how fast the vehicle is moving, so it does not know how to shift the transmission.

jaygio31
06-19-2011, 12:05 AM
Vehicle Speed Sensor is located on the back side of the transmission.....right over one of your catalytic converters.
It is held in with 1 bolt and has an electrical connection.
Make SURE to get the correct one for YOUR vehicle.......

I made it sound easy....but it is NOT easy to change, due to its location.
You can barely get your fingers onto it.
If you have the version with the speedometer cable connected to it....(mechanical speedometer), you can disconnect the speedometer cable at the "intermediate" location, under the flex hose that goes from the air cleaner to the throttle body.

Do NOT confuse this with the TSS Turbine Speed Sensor, which is mounted on the side of the transmission case, next to where the driver's side driveshaft comes out.
THIS sensor measures the speed of the shaft that comes out of the torque converter and goes into the gear input side.

As mentioned, a bad VSS can cause all kinds of problems as the PCM does not know how fast the vehicle is moving, so it does not know how to shift the transmission.

I had the tranny rebuilt almost 2 years ago about 20,000 miles and its just barely still under warranty so it will be a fix they are going to perform so I dont have to worry just yet

wiswind
06-20-2011, 09:49 PM
Absolutely get them to make good on the warranty.......you might get lucky and have that VSS take care of the other codes, but that Torque Converter Clutch stuck code concerns me as that can be a bit expensive to deal with.

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