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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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my speedometer on my 1997 ford f-150 stopped working, I changed

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Expert:  Ron replied 7 years ago.
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Ron :

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Is the ABS light also coming on?

JACUSTOMER-ibwo723p- :

yes it was , I replaced the fuse and the abs light went off

Ron :

If the ABS light is staying off and the speed sensor is new I would suspect you may have a bad speedometer assembly as they share the signal, I would start with taking a scan tool that can read the data stream and see if you have a VSS signel, if so then your speedometer is likely bad.

Ron :

Be sure to check fuses #2 5A, #19 10A, and #29 5A (all in the interior fuse panel).

JACUSTOMER-ibwo723p- :

if the abs light was staying on what would be the next step

Ron :

The ABS and the Speedometer share the signal from the VSS, then you likely still have a problem with the VSS and or the connection to it.