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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Question: speedometer quit working today and automatic shifting was very rough,

 

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trucker50, 5.4L V8, Sour Lake, TX, February 19, 2013, 18:57
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also abs light comes on. What is causing this? Thanks

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    pushrod February 19, 2013, 20:46
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    Scan test!!

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    bmdouble February 19, 2013, 21:42
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    rear differential speed sensor.I could fill a swimming pool with all of them that I have replaced over the years.

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    pushrod, February 23, 2013, 07:07
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    I thought that sensor was just for ABS, did not know it affected spedo. operation.
    Good to know!

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    truckers, July 03, 2014, 16:54
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    mine is doing the same thing speedometer stoped working shifted hard till the abs light came on and then shifted fine I changed the speed sensor in the rear diff. plus the connector still did it it is up a ford now they changed out the abs control moduler. but it is still doing it and its still at ford they don't know what is wrong with it

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    pushrod, July 03, 2014, 19:00
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    Ain't always what ya think it is for sure.... What fixes one just might not fix the next one!!!

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    cory hudd, August 24, 2014, 20:25
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    my truck speedometer worked fine but was shifting really hard
    replaced rear speed sensor and the abs light stays on and is still shifting really hard (late shifting). (before the abs light would come on and off).
    what should i do next
    99 f250 superduty bone stock

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    pushrod, August 25, 2014, 01:04
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    Have the throttle position sensor (TPS) checked for erratic signal with a scanner... or DVOM.... Have the ABS scanned also!... Good scan test is much better than 'anybody's' guess!!!

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    cory hudd, August 25, 2014, 10:22
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    the only code that pops up is the veical speed sensor and ia have changed it out twice with luck. what would be be next step

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    globalhelper February 20, 2013, 07:01
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    agree with double for sure. poss fill a large lake

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