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ABS,Brake light "on" and speedometer not working correctly

ABS and BRAKE light stuck "on". Also, Tach works 100% but speedometer only kicks on when speed reaches 15-18mph or so. All other gauges normal.

Also feels like shifting from 2nd to 3rd, and 3rd to 4th have become challenging for this badass engine. Please help

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  • catfishstone Aug 31, 2008

    i had same problem relaced the 2 sensors in trans and the one in the rear end,the one in the rear end made the speed omp work right, but my trans is still slipping when i take off runs good going down hwy.but slips alot in town,,smelled like trsnd iwas running hot which i heard this was a bad problem with durangos....also put trsns cooler on front of truck under the hood....still not slipping while takin offf or might be jumping out gear and back in....

  • danbencsik Sep 25, 2008

    I have the same problem with the ABS and brake lights, not sure a/b the speedo though. I do have troubles with my transmission shifting roughly between second and third.

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    I have that problem in my 98 dakota with the 5.2. I haven't got it fixed and now the speedometer doesn't work till 50 now, but i was reading bout it and I heard to replace the speed sensor in your rear differential. I'm going to try this weekend to see if it works.

  • dakota v8 Jan 19, 2009

    I have the problem in my 98 dakota with the 5.2. I heard to replace the speed sensor in the rear differential to fix all of it.

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    Same issues. ABS and brake lights started coming on and staying on at start up. Speedometer begins working when trans shifts into 2nd. Tach is ok. Might just be me but trans. feels like shifting is different. All this began at exactly the same time.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    99 silverado abs light stays on speedometer won't work trans won't shift help please



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Rear Sensor replacement 44.95 retail
Shop Labor 60.00
This will fix the ABS and Brake lights, will fix the speedometer isue and smooth out the erratic shifting.

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Hi there, abs and brake light, the fluid in master cylinder might be low . speedometer-there is a speed sensor on the side of the transmission (driver side) probably stripped out a little bit either replace to whole sensor or replace the plastic gear part thats on the sensor. shifting- have the front band adjusted (located on driver side behind bellhousing) the torque specs are 72 ft\lbs on the adjusting screw and back off 2 and a half turns. directions, first loosen the lock nut (3\4 wrench) about 6 or 7 turns. secondly, adjust the adjustment screw as i discribed earlier. thirdly, hold the adjustment screw in place as you tighten the lock nut. the lower kickdown band for 1st and reverse are inside the oil pan of the tranny. you have to drain the oil out, but if you already had a fluid change lately then i wouldn't worry about the lower band

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  • bjwilburn76 Nov 27, 2011

    i had same problem in my 2000 it all came from speed sensor the transmission sensor is identical in looks so pay attention which one change



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