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    mabeed Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 10, 2009, 03:41 AM
    Trans range sensor
    I got mazda Tribute 2004, cann't drive forward, only revers, I got DTC P0705 ( trans range sensor malfunction). Please advise of the location.
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    Dragonslayer Posts: 61, Reputation: 4
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    Nov 10, 2009, 06:12 AM

    Its on your transmission, look below your brake master cylinder. You will have to remove the nut on your manual lever shaft, then remove the two hold down bolts in order to remove it. The Tribute is a re badged Ford Escape, so you should be able to purchase the part there. There is a hole in the MLP/ Range sensor for a locating pin to help you install it in the right position. Make sure your trans is in neutral when you use the locating pin to align the mlp. Good luck
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    Nov 10, 2009, 07:19 AM

    How to Remove and Install a Transmission Range Sensor (TRS)

    The Neutral Safety Switch is part of the TRS.


    1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
    2. Place gear selector in Neutral (N).
    3. Remove air cleaner and air cleaner outlet tube, if necessary.
    4. Disconnect TRS electrical connector.
    5. Remove manual control lever from transaxle.
    6. Remove TRS retaining bolts (2).
    7. Remove TRS.


    1. Ensure gear selector is in Neutral (N).
    2. Install TRS and loosely install both retaining bolts.
    3. Align TRS slots using TRS Alignment Tool.
    4. Tighten TRS retaining bolts 9 to 12 Nm (80 to 106 inch-lbs.) and remove tool.
    5. Connect TRS electrical connector.
    6. Install transaxle manual control lever--tighten 11 to 16 Nm (98 to 141 inch-lbs.).
    7. Install air cleaner outlet tube and air cleaner.
    8. Connect negative battery cable.
    9. Check for proper operation with parking brake on. The engine should start only in Park (P) or Neutral (N).
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    mabeed Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 10, 2009, 09:14 AM
    It seems to be well explained, I'll give it try.
    Thanks indeed

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