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How to fix the Code: P0500 Vehicle Speed Sensor

How to fix the Code: P0500 Vehicle Speed Sensor Malfunction at ford ranger 2000 2.5 l.

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SOURCE: SPEED SENSOR

Start by checking these items-
* Open or short in vehicle speed sensor circuit
* Vehicle speed sensor
* Combination meter
* ECM

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SOURCE: 2005 ToyotaCamry fault code P0500 Vehicle Speed sensor Malfuction

They are not the sensors you want. The car uses the abs wheel sensors for vehicle speed. Your problem lies in the abs system , possibly the left front sensor, abs ecu or speedo cluster, Clear the code and see if it stay out otherwise you'll need to go to a trusted technician. .

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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replace the speed sensor, it is on the outside of the transmission, here is a photo, a price and part number. Source www.rockauto.com
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The speed sensor would be located on the side of the
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A code P0500 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:

  • The Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is not reading (functioning) properly
  • There is a broken/frayed wire leading to the vehicle speed sensor
  • The vehicle's PCM is not correctly configured for the actual tire size on the vehicle
Possible Solutions

The simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.

Next, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the speed sensor. The location of the sensor depends on your vehicle. The sensor could be on the rear axle, transmission, or perhaps the wheel hub (brake) assembly.

If the wiring and connectors are OK, then check the voltage at the speed sensor. Again, the exact procedure wil depend on your make and model of vehicle.

If everything looks OK, replace the sensor.

Posted on May 01, 2011

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Have a hard fault code P0500


According to http://repairpal.com/OBD-II-Code-P0500:

Vehicle Speed Sensor Malfunction
Symptoms
  • Check Engine Light will illuminate
  • Vehicle may not shift properly
  • Speedometer may not operate correctly
  • In some cases, there are no adverse conditions noticed by the driver
  • In some cases, there may be performance problems and/or shifting problems.
  • Other warning lights may come on such as the ABS light and Traction Control light.
Common Problems That Trigger the P0500 Code
  • Defective Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Defective Speedometer
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor wiring or connector
  • Communication (CAN) bus problems
  • Defective transmission or differential Vehicle Speed Sensor drive gear
Common Misdiagnoses
  • Speedomter problem
  • Internal Transmission problem
  • ABS/Traction Control probelm
  • Driveline problem

Mar 27, 2015 | BMW 325i Cars & Trucks

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How to fix code po500 on a 2001 ford ranger


A code P0500 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
  • The Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is not reading (functioning) properly
  • There is a broken/frayed wire leading to the vehicle speed sensor
  • The vehicle's PCM is not correctly configured for the actual tire size on the vehicle
check all wiring and connectors that lead to the speed sensor. The location of the sensor depends on your vehicle. The sensor could be on the rear axle, transmission, or perhaps the wheel hub (brake) assembly.If the wiring and connectors are OK, then check the voltage at the speed sensor.
If everything looks OK, replace the sensor.

Sep 06, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Code p0500 toyota yaris 2006


Error Code: P0500
Fault :
Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) - Circuit Malfunction
Possible Cause:
1. Wiring harness.
2. Vehicle speed sensor (VSS).
3. Engine control module (ECM).
4. Combination meter.

Apr 24, 2012 | Toyota Yaris Cars & Trucks

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What does the code p0500 code mean for a 1996 taurus


P0500 is Vehicle Speed Sensor A Malfunction

Feb 24, 2012 | 1996 Ford Taurus

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P0500 Error on Chrysler Grand Voyager


DTC P0500 - Vehicle Speed Sensor Malfunction
This fault code mean that the vehicle's speed as read by the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is not working properly. A code P0500 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
The Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is not reading (functioning) properly
There is a broken/frayed wire leading to the vehicle speed sensor
The vehicle's PCM is not correctly configured for the actual tire size on the vehicle

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Nov 07, 2011 | 2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager

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I have a po 500 code that keep on coming up I have changed the vehicle speed sensor but it keep coming up on my ford f150 when the wiring was checked they found everything ok


P0500 - Vehicle Speed Sensor Malfunction
Basically this means that the vehicle's speed as read by the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is not working properly.

Symptoms of a P0500 DTC may include:
* loss of anti-lock brakes
* the "anti-lock" or "brake" warning lamps on the dash may be lit
* the speedometer or odometer may not work properly (or at all)
* your vehicle's RPM limiter may be decreased
* the shifting of an automatic transmission may become erratic
* other symptoms may also be present

Causes: A code P0500 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
* The Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is not reading (functioning) properly
* There is a broken/frayed wire leading to the vehicle speed sensor
* The vehicle's PCM is not correctly configured for the actual tire size on the vehicle

Possible Solutions: The simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.

Next, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the speed sensor. The location of the sensor depends on your vehicle. The sensor could be on the rear axle, transmission, or perhaps the wheel hub (brake) assembly.

If the wiring and connectors are OK, then check the voltage at the speed sensor. Again, the exact procedure wil depend on your make and model of vehicle.

If everything looks OK, replace the sensor.

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Oct 05, 2010 | Ford F-150 Cars & Trucks

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Code P0500 kicks on even after reset


Speed sensor malfunction (Speed Sensor A)
Remove and replace.

Jun 02, 2009 | 2000 Nissan Pathfinder

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2005 ToyotaCamry fault code P0500 Vehicle Speed sensor Malfuction


They are not the sensors you want. The car uses the abs wheel sensors for vehicle speed. Your problem lies in the abs system , possibly the left front sensor, abs ecu or speedo cluster, Clear the code and see if it stay out otherwise you'll need to go to a trusted technician. .

Mar 13, 2009 | 2006 Toyota Camry

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Duag code u1262, p0500 & p0720


Your codes are as follows:

U1262 communications bus fault
P0500 Vehicle Speed Sensor Malfunction
P0720 Output Speed Sensor Circuit Malfunction

What, if any, symptoms is your vehicle showing?

If your Vehicle Spped Sensor has gone bad, it can cause loss of anti-lock brakes, "anti-lock" or "brake" warning lamps on the dash, the speedometer or odometer may not work properly (or at all), your vehicle's RPM limiter may be decreased or automatic transmission shifting to be erratic.

Jan 19, 2009 | 2001 Ford Super Duty F 450

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SPEED SENSOR


Start by checking these items-
* Open or short in vehicle speed sensor circuit
* Vehicle speed sensor
* Combination meter
* ECM

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