No Speedo / check engine light

Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by James penrod, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. James penrod

    James penrod New Member

    I recently picked up 1998 ranger, 2.5 RWD 5 speed, with a lot of miles on, 200K possible.
    the ABS light and check engine is staying on, no speedo action , got code 0500 VSS malfunction,
    replaced the sensor on top of diff. no improvement, checked all fuses all looked fine, any ideas as
    to cure for this issue. Cant get inspected with codes in system,cleared codes but came back on.
    Any help appreciated, thanks in advance
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  3. OP
    James penrod

    James penrod New Member

    got inspection done, but then light came back on same code vss not working. While checking dash light problem I see that instrument panel
    has been changed with salvage part, salvage part marking on case. Would it be possible that computer won't recognize the part and cause
    the trouble code?? Just a ''''''wild" guess on my part.
  4. getbent

    getbent New Member

    I believe the instrument panel/gauge cluster was married to the computer starting in 2004.

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