hey folks..i have a dilemma..my brake and abs warning lights come on every so often. As far as i know my brakes are fine..ive been driving like this for the past 3 months. Some days the lights will come on others, they stay off. I was thinking that the problem could be the rear speed sensor but my speedometer works fine.
Found this thread and would like to blow some life back to it :wave:
I have a '98 Durango 4x4 with the rear wheel ABS and my ABS and Brake warning lights are constantly on (have been so for a couple of months) and now the speedo has backed out for good...
I replaced the abs sensor on top of the rear axle last week but this did not solve the problem.
The warning lights went off for a while and came and went for some days but now they are back on constant and the speedo does now work.
The Engine Warning light is also lit...
I did the sensor replacement when the car was on the ground and did not manage to inspect the inside of the diff when I replaced it.
The sensor used is the Dorman (http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=1268592) ordered from RockAuto.
This has the wire connector on the oposite side of the original and it comes with a short wire loop to compensate for this, but should be a right fit?
Was no problem to install...
I didn't see anyone mention it, but there are two speed sensors. One on top of the rear axle...which you replaced, and a second one on the transmission. I have not replaced it so I don't know exactly where it is, but I had the same warning light issue and mine was fixed by replacing the axle sensor.
Sorry to bump an old thread. I have a similar problem. When I bought my Durango (1998, 5.2L), it had the brake & ABS lights on all the time, and no speedo below 20 mph or so. I did the rear speed sensor replacement, and it worked fine.
Now, about a year later, the problem is different. Occasionally, after I've been driving for a while, the brake & ABS lights will come on, and then a short time after, the speedo stops working altogether, regardless of my speed. When I hit a bump in the road, the speedometer works for a few seconds, then quits again. And (as weird as this sounds) it doesn't happen when it's cold outside, unless I do a lot of driving, which again goes along with the heat thing. The speedo problem ONLY happens when the brake & ABS lights are on.
I'll try the trip/reset thing to see if there's an error code when I leave work. Aside from that, does this ring any bells? The jarring and temperature things lead me to suspect that it could be a loose wiring harness on the ABS computer, maybe. Is that a valid guess? Where is the ABS computer located? Is it accessible, or do I have to tear the truck apart?
So, as most of us know, the ABS and Brake lights are very common issues on our trucks, i have a 97 Dakota with the ABS and Brake lights on, the rear speed sensor has been changed.
Now the bizarre part, if i disconnect the battery and reconnect it, the lights go out, and as soon as i hit 60 MPH, they come back on. Also, when they are off, when i press the brakes there is a faint clicking noise coming from, what sounds like, the left front corner of the dash. Any thoughts?
I have the same problem with my '98 Durango.
I have replaced ALL ABS sensors (2 on front wheels and the rear speed sensor) but still doesn' t work.
Also there is no communication between the diagnostic tool and the system. I think there's an issue with the ABS CONTROL MODULE.