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MIGHT NEED A NEW SPEED SENSOR I posted the original question. I paid to have the symptoms diagnosed. It was actually a worn plastic gear set on the end of the speed sensor / speedometer cable and the mating gear in the transmission. The one inside the transmission requires tear-down of entire transmission... bad news.

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Q: Why would the speedometer stick at zero and the transmission refuse to shift out of first on a cold 94 Taurus?
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Why does your car starts but when you give it gas it doesn't move even when you rev the engine?

If you put the vehicle in gear but it doesn't engage, you probably have a problem with the transmission. Check the transmission fluid level first, but don't try to drive it if it won't engage. If it's just low on fluid you might be ok, otherwise, see a transmission shop. It could also be a disconnected CV joint. To determine whether it is the transmission or CV joint, there are two simple tests. The first is to shift the vehicle into Drive and watch the speedometer while you push down on the accelerator. If the speedometer moves, then the problem is the CV joint, not the transmission. The second test is to put the car in Neutral and push the car. If the car rolls, then put the car in Park and push again. If the car rolls forward, then the problem is the transmission. If it does not move forward, then it is the CV Joint.

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You don't you replace it with a new one. You have to pull the instrument cluster off and disconnect the speedo cable from the back of the speedometer. what I usually do is either duct tape the two cables together (overlapping) or tie them together with parachute cord. Then slowly start pulling the old cable (make sure the cables stay together) and make sure the new cable feeds into the same hole in the firewall and channels and then plug the small gear into the transmission. Just remember to check the speedo cable at both ends, some cars are easier to start feeding at the speedometer end first others feed easier from the transmission end first.

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