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Old 09-20-2007, 07:55 PM   #1
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Where is the speed sensor in 94 Prizm?

I have a 94 Geo Prizm, 103k mileage. My speedometer stopped working a few months ago, it kicks in when I'm driving fast on the interstate. Today I was driving on the interstate and the speedo kicked in, then the check engine light came on and then off, the speedo went back to 0. After reading some messages, I think it might be the vehicle speed sensor.

Can anyone tell me where this is located on my car? Do I need to get this fixed? It doesn't bother me that my speedo doesn't work. What's the cheapest way to fix it? Thanks in advance for any replies.
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Old 09-23-2007, 11:48 AM   #2
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Re: Where is the speed sensor in 94 Prizm?

The part is on the top of the transmission and is easily reached. The part is very expensive from the dealer, try a junkyard. Replace the part when the car is cool. Get a cheap manual.
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:39 PM   #3
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Re: Where is the speed sensor in 94 Prizm?

Thank you so much for your reply. Yes, I found out it's an expensive part - $265 and that's just from a parts store. I'm looking for salvage yards.

Do you know if this needs to get fixed ASAP? Will I damage my transmission?
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Re: Where is the speed sensor in 94 Prizm?

You will not ruin the transmission. I bought one from the junk yard for 15$.
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Speed sensor in 94 Prizm?

Would the odometer & trip odometer continue to function if the speed sensor is defective? I just hit 144k & the speedometer only kicks in at hiway speeds & is not accurate, but the odometer is fine...
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