I have a 99 ranger 4x4 you might be surprised that you dont have a vss ! Instead look on your rear axel . its your abs sensor, or also called, rear speed sensor!
The VSS vehicle speed sensor on top of the transmission is faulty.
The VSS in a 2001 Ford Escape is located on the left rear side of the transmission. There is only about an inch of it that can be seen.
I don't believe it has one , the Ford Explorers 1996 and newer models don't have a conventional speedometer cable , they have an electronic speedometer and a vehicle speed sensor ( VSS )
ford vss wire locationif the harness is similar to 02 ranger look behnd radio to the left there is a module the grey/black is the vss also if your vehicles radio volume automaticaly increases with the speed of your vehicle then the wire will also be located in your radio harness hope this helps>>>>> Jim t
The vss is on top of the trans-axle, behind the engine on the passenger side.
Screwed into the rear of the transmission housing.
Replace the VSS and wires.
on the top of the differential
It is located in the center of the differential (Rear end) of the truck. Just follow the wires down and you'll see it. One 10mm(I belive) bolt holds it in.
It's on the top back corner of the transmission.