2001 Mazda Millenia Transmission Problems/VSS
I have a 2001 Mazda Millenia I purchased about 2 weeks ago and I seem to have a slight problem with the transmission changing into gears. Unpon further reading about this car and common transmission issues, I believe my shifting is caused by the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS). I did a little inspection of the VSS and determined that the harness has been complete cut and the only thing I saw was two attached wires (Red with Black Stripe and Green with White Stripe)to a female side connector to attach to the VSS. The driving conditions of the car are it has a flashing HOLD light, only when I engage to drive on a highway, more than 60 MPH. Another thing is that the car will not shift into "Fourth Gear" as it appears to be 3k RPM at 65 MPH. The car drives fine in the city and the Hold Light never comes on. The car was throwing codes P0740-TCC Circuit Malf. and P1522 Speed Sensor. Is it possible that the severing of the wires (being cut) from the VSS will trigger these type of issues. I tried to locate the rest of the cut wires and where they lead to but to no avail I could not find them. I went to a local junk yard too and when I located a Millenia with a speed sensor....it seems that the harness is in the same wire loom as the starter relay. I went back and checked my car and I never saw any wires that would go to the VSS inside my starter relay. I want to know where exactly does this harness connected too, ECU or TCU and is it possible to run two new wires to the VSS from the originating point with the hopes of correcting this problem. I have attached two pictures of a VSS and the actual harness as it looks to me with it cut. Whatever imput you could provide will be greatly appreciated.