The computer in the 97 dose not keep a mileage record. I dont have pictures but its the common old time speedometer cable. undo it at the trans and behind the gauge cluster snake it out snake in the new one.. reattach..
i really hate too but could u point out in the pick exactly which part it is, all this is made more difficult because the truck is at home and im at school but I'm not familiar with any of those connections, my knowledge comes from what i read and what im taught.
I normally only tinker with intakes, leds and sound systems
It's the part with the little nut coming out the side of the tail shaft of the trans. (upper portion of the pic)
Only a wire harness is attached to it. No cable.
Removing that nut will let you take out the VSS. On it is a plastic gear and that's what drives an electronic signal to the cluster. The cluster is what rolls the odo and the speedo needle. Not sure how all that part works, but since it's an analog odo, there has to be something in the cluster that turns it?
No, not at all. It has not been disconnected since I swapped out the VSS gear (the littel plastic one inside) when I went to larger size tires and had to recalibrate my speedo/odo about 10 years ago. I got the part from the Ford Parts counter (the gear)... The auto parts guy had no clue what I was asking about when I wanted a new VSS gear!
Maybe in '96 they had a cable.. 97 was a brand new truck, so no cable on mine at any rate..
2013 F150 XLT 4x4 SuperCab EgoBoost Max Tow 3.73 gears OEM 20" wheels.
ignore the 'blue' gizmo in the pic. The VSS is the part at the top of the pic. The wire harness is the "Ski Cap" looking thing. It's only a wire harness. No cable that turns a mechanical speedo/odo in the dash cluster.
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