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Question What does an output sensor do?

Hey there gang. This question is pertaining to my 89 Plymouth Voyager tho it probably could pertain to almost any vehicle. I've been getting late shifts in my Voyager. When accelerating, it'll hang out in the first gear too long. I'll let off the gas and it'll shift out. This dosen't happen all the time. It'll do it when the tranny is cold or warm. I have overdrive, and the other night I was on the highway going 65mph, and it never kicked in to the "crusing" gear. I was able to drive at 65mph, but the RPM's were higher than normal. I know there could be a number of problems, but I thought it may be an output sensor. I changed out my input sensor cuz it was in "limp" mode. Some days like last, it drives ok. Just wondering if any of you out there could offer up some help.

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When the input sensor goes bad your car will only drive in 2nd gear, this is also known as limp mode

When the output sensor goes your speedometer will not work.
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Hmmmm, thanks Crombie. I was told it could be a loose connection, computer problem, sensor problem. Yadda yadda. I guess with 194,000 miles its about time to just let it die on its own. I was hoping it could be something simple....so far it has with everything else that has gone wrong. I'll keep looking, but I only paid $500. for it , if it lasts me through the winter, I'll be happy!!
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What does an output sensor do?


Answer- It senses output.
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What does an output sensor do?


Answer- It senses output.
Rather, it senses how fast the output of the transmission is. Your speedometer uses it to read current speed.
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The older Chryslers don't have that limp mode like the LH cars.
Your Voyager might have a sticky kickdown cable lever.
Check the cable that connects the throttle to the transmission.
This cable tells the transmission how much throttle you are applying. The cable pushes or pulls on a lever that goes into the transmission, sometimes that lever gets corroded or built up with dirt and will not release fully giving the transmission a false indication you are applying more throttle than you actually are.
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Yeah.... I have a 91 Chevy Lumina that had this problem. On the 3.1 it is called the throttle valve cable (I think). In my case, it needed adjusted, and it would downshift too late. I know this is opposite of what you are experiencing but still, thought it might be related.
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Hmm, i talked with a friend at work and he suggested that it may be a throttle cable adjustment also.
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