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4 wheel drive quit working right after the "VDC OFF", "SLIP" and "ABS" lights came on

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  • gandv6360 Feb 06, 2010

    speedometer and odometer still work. Any other ideas?

  • gandv6360 Feb 06, 2010

    I was driving the other day and the truch felt like it feels when you hit a little patch of ice except there was no ice on the road, only rain. Right after that the VDC OFF, SLIP and ABS light came on in the dash. The next day it snowed and my husband drove me to work and that's when he found out that the 4 wheel drive wasn't working. Thank you.

  • gandv6360 Feb 06, 2010

    Okay. Is it okay to drive it? My husband had surgery on his arm and won't be able to look at it for a couple of weeks. I don't want to drive it if it isn't safe to until he can check out the sensor. Thanks.

  • gandv6360 Feb 06, 2010

    Okay. Thank You.

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Hi


To start with check the Speed Sensor on the front and rear. Usually the issue is with the rear speed sensor which can be replaced easily and will cost you around $25-$40.
There is a sensor at the top of the rear differential for the ABS system. When the ABS sensor on the diff goes bad the Speedo no longer will work, the odometer stops recording mileage and both brake and ABS light comes on. You also loose O/D or "Lock-up" in the torque converter. The sensor is inexpensive and can be changed in about 30 mins.
Replace rear differential speed sensor as follows:
a) Remove parking brake cable bracket (1/2" socket)
b) Remove speed sensor bolt (9/16" deep socket)
c) Remove metal speed sensor cover
d) Remove speed sensor from rear differential housing (use channel lock pliers, twist gently back and forth while applying upward pressure. Once the speed sensor has a small gap between it and the rear differential housing, insert a flat-blade screwdriver and gently apply upward pressure while gently twisting speed sensor back and forth.
e) Disconnect speed sensor from speed sensor cable
f) Lubricate new sensor with WD-40, insert into rear differential housing. It will NOT go in all the way by hand, so do NOT force it nor hit it with anything made out of metal.
g) Replace metal speed sensor cover
h) Insert speed sensor bolt and tighten LIGHTLY until a small amount of pressure is felt. Tap speed sensor with rubber hammer until it pops into housing. Finish tightening of speed sensor bolt.
i) Replace brake cable bracket, replace 1/2" nut and tighten
j) Disconnect positive battery cable for 2 minutes, reconnect positive battery cable

Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

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    Rylee Smith Feb 06, 2010

    As I said the first thing to check will the be the speed sensor on front and rear as it is not even related to odometer anyways. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


    Thanks
    Rylee

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Feb 06, 2010

    Have you even tried checking the speed sensor? Kindly check first what has been suggested as I don't think it can be anything else.




    Thanks
    Rylee

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Feb 06, 2010

    As I said: you should not take risk of driving it before checking specially in cold weather conditions.




    Thanks
    Rylee

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