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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-03, 12:32 PM
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2000 Ranger: ABS, Check Engine light on, no speedometer!

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I have a 2000 Ranger XLT. A couple of days ago I noticed the ABS light came on, then the Check Engine light came on. The next day, my speedometer stopped working! I have about 50,000 miles, there was light rain on the day the lights came on. The truck drives fine. Is it a combination of bad sensor on top of differential housing and need new brake pads or what????? If sensor, which manual will tell me how to replace it, including diagrams?
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Re: 2000 Ranger: ABS, Check Engine light on, no speedometer!

Its the sensor but i think there maybe two , i'm not quite sure. If there are two it could be either one of them. I think one sits at the rear on the axle and one on the trans, again im not sure
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Re: 2000 Ranger: ABS, Check Engine light on, no speedometer!

On your 2000 there's a sensor at the rear axle housing and one on each side at the front behind the brake rotor's.

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I went to Autozone yesterday and they ran the code as being the speedometer sensor. So, is this the sensor that's located on top of the differential housing? Or is there another speedometer sensor? If so, where? Is the sensor bad or could it just be a bad connection?
 
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The easiest way to answer this is to ask you. Does your truck actually have a speedometer cable? If so it's the sensor in the tranny. If not it's the one located in the rear axle housing. It is possible that the wiring is damaged, but unlikely.
Your server wouldn't allow me to answer your e-mail from this site, but to answer your e-mail question. The sensor's in question are located behind the front rotor's.

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biggrin Fixed it!!

Thanks to all who responded! It was indeed the speedometer sensor located on the rear axle (on top of the differential housing). Very easy replacement - it took me 10 minutes. 1 bolt holds the sensor in place. Disconnect the wire(harness), take out bolt, pull sensor out. Reverse process for new one! Easy. Part cost $19.84 plus tax (Houston TX). Apparently, this is a known, common problem. As soon as I replaced the sensor, the speedometer worked and the ABS light went off. I went back to Autozone and they reset the Check Engine light - for free! The dealership wants $200.00 to fix this issue(new sensor+labor)!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Glad you fixed it and saved some money in the process.
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