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It failed the emissions test saying Code p0500 speed sensor malfunction

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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
AIRTEX Part # 5S4933 W/Auto. Trans Pirce $24.00
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Posted on May 12, 2009

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I have a 1998 dodge caravan 3.3L fault codes p0500 p0700 p0720 p0715, how do I repair and replace sensors to pass smog test


Follow the links for each fault code.
http://www.obd-codes.com/p0500
P0700 Transmission Control System Malfunction
P0720 Output Speed Sensor Circuit Malfunction
P0715 sets when there is an error in the transmission's input speed sensor signal. On the front of the trans there is an input and output speed sensor that the trans controller looks at for shifting control.

While the code could have set because of a wiring or connection problem, it's almost surely the sensor. Input speed sensor failures are not uncommon.

The input speed sensor is mounted right on the front of the trans directly under where the cooler lines attach. It threads directly in and has a 1" hex for a socket for removal. If the wiring and connection look visibly ok then I would recommend replacing the sensor

Jul 06, 2016 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

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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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1999 jeep Cherokee classic. It will not go into 1st gear. It says it is the input speed sensor. Check gauge light comes on now. I replaced the alternator , input speed sensor and battery. Its over c


It says ? what says? the SCAN TOOL>?

non GRAND, (no engine stated, so fail there 1st)

my guess is you have a DTC and forgot to post that. why do that?

the DTC is covered in the FSM manual, and shows what is failing.

why not read the FSM and do what it says to do?



ill no attempt to read the FSM for you,. and that vague error.

why not log in to alldata.com and stop guessing. at parts.

there is no reason to gue$$



my guess at he DTC,

P0500"

or was it the P07xx series, all A/T errors.



P1xxx codes are factory code, got them? need all codes, not just 1 of many. and using a real scan tool not some POS autozoned junk (free)



p0500 is ASE jargon (best ) is VSS sensors.

vehicle speed sensor.



the transmission TCM monitors many inputs, and if they are bad

it can NOT shift, one such sensor is SPEED. MPH or VSS

the tail shaft all all 42RE transmission has a tail rpm sensor

when dead the cars speedometer goes dead, and the TCM

is at a lost to shift to 2nd gear, if speed is 0 all day.

a hopeless deal there.



if the battery voltage is not over 15v, its not overcharging, running.

99 is a nice jeep, id fix mine, ive had many.



the tranny has 2 speed sensors.

the front sensor does not do MPH, its just engine tranny input RPM

there are 3 RPM sensor

Engine, RPM called, CKP

tranny input sensor that tells the TCM true clutch slip at all time

and if the TCC works or not.

the tail shaft is the true speed sensor, vehicle speed, it\'s on tail shaft.



my guess, is the tail sensor is bad and you replaced the front sensor

P-0715 is a bad input sensor

P0720 and up are output sensor errors.

the 500 , is the 3rd sensor, the tail shaft sensor that runs the speedo

1st google hit.

http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums/showthread.php?548105-P0500-Vehicle-Speed-Sensor-Malfunction



next time post real DTCs

so we can jump on the exact part and the simple tests





the beauty of 3 sensors, is the transmission runs better

shifts better

and the OBD2 diagnostics are dead nuts, accurate.

it can see illegal gear slips (bad clutch packs) in any gear

and tell you. one of the best there.are

if you had new car, with 9speed, good luck keeping that card house going.. really.

Sep 26, 2014 | 1999 Jeep Cherokee

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I went to scan my toyota yaris car and the following codes were give ; temperature ckt low input po117


EOBD II Error Code: P0117
Fault Location:
Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Sensor (G62) - Low Input
Possible Cause:
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) Triggered on first occurrence.
Coolant thermostat.
Wiring short to earth.
Engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor.

EOBD II Error Code: P0340
Fault Location:
Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor A (G40), Bank 1 - Circuit Malfunction
Possible Cause:
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) active.
Wiring from/to Camshaft Position Sensor (CMP) faulty.
Camshaft position (CMP) sensor faulty.
Timing misaligned.
Possible Solutions:
Check Wiring from/to Camshaft Position Sensor.
Check Camshaft Position Sensor.
Check Timing.

EOBD II Error Code: P0500
Fault Location:
Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) - Circuit Malfunction
Possible Cause:
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) Non Emission Fault - No warning light.
Wiring.
Vehicle speed sensor (VSS).
Engine control module (ECM).

Dec 13, 2012 | 2001 Toyota Yaris

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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.

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What does the code p0500 code mean for a 1996 taurus


P0500 is Vehicle Speed Sensor A Malfunction

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The VSC and Check engine light turn on for lexus 1999 the cood is p0500


Toyotas and Lexus cars have some unique feaures. If your fuel cap is loose or the O2 sensors on the exhaust are faulty this results in an emission problem and the engine computer unit (ECU) engages the check engine light and disables the VSC (the VSC light comes on to warn you that it has been disabled). However you have p0500 code which says the car has no speed sensor signal. The seed sensor is located on the side of the final drive from the transmission and its job is to measure the speed of rotation of the output shaft. The ECU will compare the signals from this shaft along with the speed sensors in the wheel hubs. If there is a difference between these signals the VSC is engaged to apply braking effort to which ever wheel is slipping (running faster) than the other or that the transmission speed sensor would warrant.
So you either have an emission fault has fed back to the VSC and speed sensor missing (p0500) condition, or you have a faulty sped sensor which has tripped the VSC light and in turn the CEL.
Check your fuel filler cap is on tight, turn radio off and disconnect the negative lead to the battery for 5 minutes (this should clear the ECU memory of the code error). If p0500 error and CEL and VSC lights come back on then check the electrical connection to the speed sensor. Ensure it is clean and making a good contact, check the wiring for continuity. If everything else looks good consider changing the speed sensor.

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P0500 speed sensor code, odo and speedo not working


If one speed sensor goes out, it will make your speedo stop working. I believe the sensors are about 200 a piece. You'll have to take it to the dealership to find out which one is malfunctioning as there are 5 of them total (I'm pretty sure). They only charged me 30 to put it in as it is really easy and that way it is warrantied by them.
One other problem I had was with the electric brake controller on my truck went haywire and when I disconnected it, my speedo came back to life.
Hope this helps!

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Remove and replace.

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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. .

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