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We have a 2001 Lincoln Town Car with ABS codes 1222 & 1299.

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We have a 2001...

We have a 2001 Lincoln Town Car with ABS codes 1222 & 1299. we also have SEP code U1041 code. The speedometer starts to go crazy with the needle jumping up/down constantly. The ABS light comes on around that time. Are these problems connected somehow, if so which do you repair 1st?

Mechanic's Assistant: Is it just the ABS light? Or is the brake system warning light on, too?

Just the ABS

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Town Car yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, and have not started to work on it yet. Some told me that 1 of the rear wheel sensor may be the problem, but they weren't sure.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Not that i can think of right now

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

your left rear wheel speed sensor is bad.

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

are all of the tires the same size?

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

procedure

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
on the tires. will this senor affect the speedometer?
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

the sensor will turn on the abs light.

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

and once the abs light comes on the vehicle loses the ability to know what speed it's going through a serial data bus and will have mismatched speed signals causing the speedometer to be erratic

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

hows it going?

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