1998 escort speed sensor

the check engine light came on when the speedometer quit working, i did replace the speed sensor it still does not work. i did retrieve the trouble coeds and it is P0500 any ideals????

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It might be the speed sensor circuit and not the speed sensor itself that is causing the trouble code.
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Each of those Diagnostic Trouble Codes gives a Pinpoint test which must be followed to determine the cause of the code. You cannot bypass steps and simply replace a component.
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