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98 dodge durango when i drive it seems like emergency brakes

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98 dodge durango when i drive it seems like emergency brakes are on but not and red light stays on speedometir diesnt activate til fter 25mph and when i put in 2nd it wants to downshift
JA: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and when was it last changed?
Customer: Yes its full
JA: Are you fixing your Durango yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: My husband is
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: S3rpentine changed,trans belts adjusted,new brakes,new calipers,fluids changed and checked,wiring checjed,
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 8 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.

At the parking brake switch. OHM test the white/black wire to ground. With the parking brake not applied this wire should not be grounded. If it is grounded then the parking brake is partially applied, the switch is bad or this wire is chaffed and touching ground somewhere behind the dash.

The speedometer VSS signal comes from the ABS and goes to the ECM and then to the instrument cluster. A scan tool is needed to see if either of those modules show the same 25 mph speed signal delay. If not and they read accurate then the instrument cluster is faulty.

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Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 8 months ago.

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Thanks Chris