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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
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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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I have an ABS and P brake showing on the dash. Yes, the

Customer Question

I have an ABS and P brake showing on the dash.
JA: Have you checked the brake fluid? And have the brakes been squeaking?
Customer: Yes, the fluid level is fine. The brakes are working fine as well.
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2010 F150 XL, (4.6)
JA: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I'm trying. I've checked the fuses, and replaced the original battery.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: The OBD shows code P0500, Vehicle Speed sensor.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Ford
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The Tire pressure indicator also comes on, the speedometer and odometer don't work as well.
Expert:  Jared D replied 2 months ago.

Good morning,

It sounds like the vehicle speed sensor has gone out or the wiring to the speed sensor has been damaged somehow. This will affect the ABS, speedometer and odometer exactly as you describe. The tire pressure monitor light might be related, but it's hard to say. Does the light blink or just stay on solid?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Where is the location of the Speed Sensor?
Expert:  Jared D replied 2 months ago.

If the TPMS light is solid then it's likely one of the tires is just low. Let me see if I can find a diagram to send you that shows the location of the VSS.

Expert:  Jared D replied 2 months ago.

This is most likely the sensor that is causing the fault:

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
When I was under the truck last night, I was only able to see (one) cable connecting to the transmission. When I disconnected the connector, it had a SINGLE one Pin connector..
Expert:  Jared D replied 2 months ago.

It should be on the driver's side about halfway up on the transmission.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'm at work until 430pm (EST), so I'll try after work to locate the sensor.
Expert:  Jared D replied 2 months ago.

Sounds good.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thanks Jared for your Help..
Expert:  Jared D replied 2 months ago.

You bet.