Buy Now | Log In | ALLDATA Corporate Site | AutoZone.com
Back To Home Page
Log In To Your Subscription
Go To ALLDATA Back Home
Buy A Subscription! Back Home About ALLDATA Information View Sample Vehicles Read Testimonials View Factory Service Bulletins and Recall Titles Contact Us
Dowload Our Navigation Chart
February 2015: New vehicles added including 2014 GM.
• View New Vehicles
October 2014: Release of 2013 along with initial 2014 Vehicles
• View Vehicles
View All News and Updates:
• Go To News
Tech Tips
  Read All Tech Tips

ALLDATA Tech Articles Are Updated Weekly
• View All Tech Articles

  Dodge Durango: Brake Pulsation Problems In Paul's Durango
• Read Dodge Article
 
Fixing A Smelly Audi Audi Tech Tip: A4 begins to Smell caused by a Faulty Hose Composition
• Read Audi Article
Why Do You Need To Change Your Timing Belt? Why Replace Your Timing Belt
• Read Belt Article
Jim Grant Tech Tips Jim Grant Tech Tips
A collection of helpful articles based on reader submissions
Home >> Featured Tech Articles >> Go Back
   
  Jim Grant's Tech TipsJim Grant's Tech Tips
Below is a collection of Jim Grant's Tech Tips sorted by Vehicle Make. These Tech Tips were answers to questions submitted to Jim by ALLDATAdiy.com users over the course of many years.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.
 
 

Miscellaneous
Acura
Audi
Buick
Cadillac
Chevy
Chrysler

Dodge/Plymouth
Ford
GMC
Geo
Hyundai
Honda
Isuzu

Jeep
Lexus
Lincoln - Mercury
Mazda
Mercedes
Mitsubishi
Nissan
Oldsmobile
Pontiac
Saturn
Subaru
Toyota
Volkswagen
 
   
  Jim Grant's Tech Tips

95 Nissan 200Sx SE
Q: I have a ‘95 Nissan 200Sx SE. The service engine light keeps coming on because of the Vehicle Speed Sensor. Do I need to replace the speedometer cable or can I just replace the Vehicle Speed Sensor? Also, I looked for this on the transaxle and cannot locate it. Can you help me out?

A: The Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is located just behind the driver’s side axle and has a 2 wire connector. The VSS is a pulse generator which provides a signal in relationship to vehicle speed to the speedometer. The speedometer then sends the signal to the vehicle’s engine computer and, if equipped, to the automatic transmission computer. Without speed information from the VSS you’re going to have a few unhappy computers turning lights on, wanting attention. The fix should be a new sensor.

 
     
Have any Questions About ALLDATAdiy.com? Please Email Us
Buy Now | Log In | About | Sample Vehicles | Testimonials | Join Affiliate Program