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Is there a transmission sensor on the Taurus - Sable?

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2012-05-03 05:40:41
2012-05-03 05:40:41

One of the most "popular" is the Transmission Range Sensor (TRS), formerly known as the neutral safety switch (NSS).

The TRS is known to fail and cause all sorts of very weird and unusual symptoms - kinda like gremlins infesting the electrical systems.

See "Related Questions" below for more about the TRS

Oh yeah, there's the TCC so, but you don't hear so much about that one...

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