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1999 dodge ram 1500 van: check engine light came..speedometer

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i have a 1999 dodge ram 1500 van,the check engine light came on (vehicle speed sensor) speedometer stopped working and transmission is not down shifting properly it also struggles on take off
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  a dodgetech replied 8 years ago.
do you have abs.brake ands if so is it rear or all four wheel?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
it does have abs not sure if its rear or 4 wheel the abs light is on but was on prior to this problem
Expert:  a dodgetech replied 8 years ago.
ok the most likely problem is the sensor on top of the rear end. you will need to replace it. it is called the rear wheel speed sensor and it controls the speedometer. that should solve your problem. there is another sensor called the ouput speed sensor in the trans but i dont think thats the problem.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
that took care of the instrument cluster but not the shifting problem
Expert:  a dodgetech replied 8 years ago.
do you still have a check engine light? and i assume the speedo works now?