I backed into my tractor with my 2000 Dodge Ram 1500. Put a dent in the
tailgate but it works ok. Later, I noticed that the ABS light was on and the
brake light was on. I drove about 10 miles and the speedometer quit working.
What could the dent in the tailgate have to do with all that? I took the
battery loose for a bit and put it back on and the lights still stay on. Any
suggsetion or solutions?
I had similar symptoms quite recently. ABS and brake light on, and
speedometer working only at high speeds.
You can check your engine code with a code reader for more definitive
In my instance, it was a bad RWAL (rear wheel antilock) speed sensor.
Replacing it took care of the problem. I bought my replacement online.
A dented tailgate? Nothing. However, you might have also hit something
with the rear axle, and damaged the wiring to the speed sensor. Check out
the wiring and connector that goes to the sensor on the top of the rear
your vehicle speed sensor is not working properly. I had the same symptoms
in my 98 ram. I let it go for a while thinking nothing of it. I later
spent $2500 for a new transmission. After the fact I found out that had I
had it looked at it would have only cost approximately $300 to solve the
problem. Get it check out soon! Also the computer doesnt throw a code for
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