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On my 1999 3.0 2wd auto is there any way to put a speedo cable on the trans? Not run through the computer but a hole in the trans like the old days or even the AOD trans.
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No, the gear to drive it is no longer in the transmission, they switched it to a "tone" wheel, in mid-90s for VSS only and then added tone wheel to rear differential for ABS and speedo/odo, as far as I know.

And of course the your '99 speedometer can't use a cable.

What are you after?

Yes, older trans would have the gear
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the engine & trans from a rolled '97-99 (i cant remember the exact year) are going in a '62 Falcon Wagon. Just want my speedo to work. Any kind of info on where i might find a sensor that will allow me to attach a speedo cable to it? i know the AOD does but i am lost on this 4r44e?
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Unfortunately you will probably need a Dakota Digital ECD-100.
$300

It reads a VSS signal and has an electric motor that drives a speedometer cable.
It is made for just what you are doing but isn't cheap

You could also just buy an electronic speedo gauge, but if you are going for stock look then ECD-100 is it.

Was just looking at the VSS placement for Rangers and the '95-'97 had the VSS on the trans, but '98-'00 has VSS on the rear differential, so your motor/trans may not have the VSS, but I bet it would still have the tone wheel inside so you could probably add one.
1994 was the last year rangers had speedometer cables.

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this is what i'm afraid of. but if im going to do it im going to do it right
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