Engine-Codes - Ford - P0720 2002 FORD F150

P0720 2002 FORD F150 - Output Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit Malfunction

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0720 2002 FORD F150 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Output Speed Sensor (OSS)
  • Output Speed Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Output Speed Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM)

How is the P0720 2002 FORD F150 code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

What is the cost to diagnose the P0720 2002 FORD F150 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0720 2002 FORD F150 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Speedometer improper reading
  • Possible shifting problems

P0720 2002 FORD F150 Meaning

The Output Shaft Speed (OSS) Sensor provides the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with information about the rotational speed of an output shaft. The PCM uses the information to control and diagnose powertrain behavior. In some applications, the sensor is also used as the source of vehicle speed. The sensor may be physically located in different places on the vehicle, depending upon the specific application. The design of each speed sensor is unique and depends on which powertrain control feature uses the information that is generated. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will set if the PCM detects an OSS sensor circuit malfunction.

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