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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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