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Speed sensor replacement issues in 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan

I recently replaced the speed sensor on my 1999 Dodge Caravan due to the speedometer malfunctioning and the transmission acting up, and ever since I have been having problems. The van won't start, the speedometer doesn't work, and there is a buzzing that doesn't stop unless the battery is disconnected. Any idea what I should do now? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • aplatson Jan 10, 2009

    I replaced the output vss twice, and both of them are oem from a dealer. Is it possible the problem could be the input sensor?

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The buzzing sound is from the torque convertor lock up solenoid,there is a fuse for this under the hood to verify thats the problem from the buzzing,next where did you get the vss,if it's not oem from a dealer than I would think it's the problem also using a obii scan tool check and clear any codes,so as far as not starting is this from a dead battery or other issue I would unhook the vss and see if it can start.

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  • simidrm45844 Jan 10, 2009

    Did you use a scan tool to check for codes?

    Pull the fuse out of the torque converter lockup (tcl) and see if the buzzing stops.

    And as far as a input sensor chrysler did not have one.

    You need to verify if there are any codes in the ecm for transmission before you take anything else apart.



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