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Old 04-07-2013, 03:26 PM
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Guys, today I was trying to check fuses because my 4wd will not engage. Everything looked ok and I had to meet the wife for dinner so I put covers back on and took off. All of a sudden I have abs light on and no speedo. No clue where to start on this one. My truck is 06 f250 Tuscany with 93k miles. All of a sudden things are falling apart. Help.


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rear differential speed sensor
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Where is it and how do I check it? Thanks


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Its on the rear differential, Check the resistance. Should be 800-1800 ohms

P0500 - Vehicle Speed Sensor A Description: Indicates the powertrain control module (PCM) detected an error in the vehicle speed
information.
Possible Causes: • Open in the VSS harness circuit
• Short to GND in the VSS harness circuit
• Short to PWR in the VSS harness circuit
• Damaged wheel speed sensors
• Damaged wheel speed sensor harness circuits
• Damaged ABS module
• Damaged PCM
Diagnostic Aids: Monitor the VSS PID while driving the vehicle. This DTC is set when the PCM detects a
sudden loss of vehicle speed signal over a period of time. If vehicle speed data is lost, check
the source of the vehicle speed input.
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Will do. Just weird that it happens as soon as I check fuses for the 4wd. 4wd stops working, #4 injector is going out, and now this. Get this thing paid off and then it starts falling apart.


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I know the feeling, but I have to remind myself that nothing lasts forever. I love my truck, it was the worst 3 weeks waiting to get my studs and oem gaskets done.
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I just need to take some time and start tracking down these issues.

I saw someone mention to remove both negatives from the batts and reset the system but I have a custom tune so I would be worried about that.


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Removing the battery cables will have no effect on custom tuning.
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Removed battery cables this weekend. No change! Finally found my voltmeter to check the ohm and viola - nothing! Looks like the sensor went bad.

Now to replace - Does anyone have the item number for that sensor? I have seen sensors from $20 to $120 but none say they are the right number?

Per an online search i found F85Z-2L373-AB. Is that correct? are there any others to cross reference?

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This should be the correct part number. (DY-998 Vehicle Build Date before: 12/4/2005),
(DY-1073 Vehicle Build Date after: 12/5/2005). I'm thinking that the DY-1073 replaced the DY-998.
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