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2001 f150 speedometer reading wrong changed speed sensor

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2001 f150 speedometer reading wrong changed speed sensor back of transmission and differential still not reading right wont shift right
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Transmissions
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how do I reset the speedometer on it
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

The best way to diagnose this one is with a compatible ford scan tool. The scan tool will tell you whether the signal coming from the speed sensor on the transmission matches up to what the PCM is reading. That would tell you whether the speed sensor/sensor wiring is the concern or if the PCM is the problem. Sometimes we see these PCMs lose programming and the speedometer acts up until you have the PCM reprogrammed.

Also, try unplugging the alternator and retest drive the vehicle. If the engine runs good with the alternator disconnected, suspect a bad diode in the alternator causing RF interference with the OSS sensor. This would also cause it to shift incorrectly.

Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.


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