Click to return to main site

Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register.
Nov 29th, 2021, 6:44pm


Balance: 1.30
Home Home Help Help Search Search Members Members Login Login
Ford Scorpio Forum 2.3 Speedo Cable Wanted
   Ford Scorpio Forum
   General
   Parts Wanted
(Moderators: admin, Highlander, scorpio_man, Baz, Simmo)
   2.3 Speedo Cable Wanted
« Previous topic | Next topic »
Pages: 1  Reply Reply Send Topic Send Topic Print Print
   Author  Topic: 2.3 Speedo Cable Wanted  (Read 272 times)
mcadam
Newbie
*



I'm a YaBB newbie!

   
View Profile

Posts: 36
2.3 Speedo Cable Wanted
« on: Mar 26th, 2021, 11:45pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Does anybody have one of these for sale? My speedo has become erratic and fluctuates whilst driving and when stationary and the radio volume seems to fluctuate with it.
 
Cash waiting.
 
Many thanks.
IP Logged
Tompion
Administrator
*****




1997 2.3 Ultima estate.

   
View Profile

Posts: 2878
Re: 2.3 Speedo Cable Wanted
« Reply #1 on: Mar 27th, 2021, 12:10am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

They're electronic - don't use a mechanical drive.
The radio can be set to get louder as speed increases hence fluctuating volume. The likely problem is the VSS (vehicle speed sensor) or a poor connection/dodgy wiring.
IP Logged

ABS multiplug wheel sensor pins MK IV or MK 20
mcadam
Newbie
*



I'm a YaBB newbie!

   
View Profile

Posts: 36
Re: 2.3 Speedo Cable Wanted
« Reply #2 on: Mar 27th, 2021, 1:28am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

on Mar 27th, 2021, 12:10am, Tompion wrote:
They're electronic - don't use a mechanical drive.
The radio can be set to get louder as speed increases hence fluctuating volume. The likely problem is the VSS (vehicle speed sensor) or a poor connection/dodgy wiring.

 
Thanks for the information mate. It only seems to happen during days that are windy/blustery like today.
IP Logged
Snoopy
Administrator
*****



Getting older and BAD tempered and easily upset.

   
View Profile Email

Posts: 6249
Re: 2.3 Speedo Cable Wanted
« Reply #3 on: Mar 27th, 2021, 7:07am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Have a read of THIS
IP Logged

HELP the FORUM.Please DONATE
mcadam
Newbie
*



I'm a YaBB newbie!

   
View Profile

Posts: 36
Re: 2.3 Speedo Cable Wanted
« Reply #4 on: Mar 27th, 2021, 9:53am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

on Mar 27th, 2021, 7:07am, Snoopy wrote:
Have a read of THIS

 
Thanks for this! Do you know if the VSS sensor is still available for sale from Ford by any chance?
IP Logged
brds
Full Member
***





   
View Profile Email

Posts: 125
Re: 2.3 Speedo Cable Wanted
« Reply #5 on: Mar 27th, 2021, 12:01pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

eBay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/402633797219
 
Cheap enough but I would check the loom first as its more likely to be perished insulation.
IP Logged
Tompion
Administrator
*****




1997 2.3 Ultima estate.

   
View Profile

Posts: 2878
Re: 2.3 Speedo Cable Wanted
« Reply #6 on: Mar 27th, 2021, 12:18pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

I picked one up on ebay last year the Ford no was 1021991.
That was 65 but a lot dearer from Ford - pattern ones are available but you may have to hunt for one.
 
The reason I changed mine was I knew the insulation had crumbled where the wires entered the VSS & inside the short length of sleeve.
 
Here's a picture of one (out of stock) to give an idea of what you're looking for.
https://www.onlinecarparts.co.uk/oenumber/1021991.html
 
As you say it only happens at certain times it might be worth checking no wires are shorting and it's properly secured, the plug is held by a triangular clip. Unplugging it and putting in some contact grease or a squirt of WD40 may fix it.
IP Logged

ABS multiplug wheel sensor pins MK IV or MK 20
Tompion
Administrator
*****




1997 2.3 Ultima estate.

   
View Profile

Posts: 2878
Re: 2.3 Speedo Cable Wanted
« Reply #7 on: Mar 27th, 2021, 12:24pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

The picture in brds's post is wrong but some sellers use generic images - you'd have to check with them.
IP Logged

ABS multiplug wheel sensor pins MK IV or MK 20
Tompion
Administrator
*****




1997 2.3 Ultima estate.

   
View Profile

Posts: 2878
Re: 2.3 Speedo Cable Wanted
« Reply #8 on: Mar 27th, 2021, 12:42pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Just amended my post to include the link with the picture Roll Eyes
 
There's a pinion that fits on the VSS - if you happen to get one with the pinion check the number of teeth or swap for the existing as it varies across the Scorpio range.
IP Logged

ABS multiplug wheel sensor pins MK IV or MK 20
mcadam
Newbie
*



I'm a YaBB newbie!

   
View Profile

Posts: 36
Re: 2.3 Speedo Cable Wanted
« Reply #9 on: Mar 27th, 2021, 8:47pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Thanks to everyone for their responses/help. Looks like the part is quite difficult to get hold of from Ford. Will keep searching ebay!
IP Logged
mcadam
Newbie
*



I'm a YaBB newbie!

   
View Profile

Posts: 36
Re: 2.3 Speedo Cable Wanted
« Reply #10 on: May 1st, 2021, 11:40am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Sorry to bump up an old thread but having checked with Ford/looked on ebay, the VSS is no longer available.
 
All third party suppliers are out of stock too so still looking for one if anybody has one for sale. Thanks!
IP Logged
Tompion
Administrator
*****




1997 2.3 Ultima estate.

   
View Profile

Posts: 2878
Re: 2.3 Speedo Cable Wanted
« Reply #11 on: May 1st, 2021, 4:24pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Have you tried cleaning the plug & checking the wires aren't shorting.
 
IP Logged

ABS multiplug wheel sensor pins MK IV or MK 20
Pages: 1  Reply Reply Send Topic Send Topic Print Print

« Previous topic | Next topic »

Ford Scorpio Forum » Powered by YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.3.1!
YaBB 2000-2003. All Rights Reserved.