Originally Posted by Curb Hop
Hi, This is my first question to post on here thanks in advance for any help you guys can offer. I have a 98 XJ SE 2WD.. Code p0500 and my speedo stays at zero. I have removed the cluster to check connections for corrosion and there is no corrosion. I checked the connectors going into the firewall and they seem to be secure as well. I changed out the larger sensor.. 55 bucks at advance auto.. and still no dice. Now I have ordered one of the other smaller sensors from rock auto. Hopefully it will be here today or tommorow. $87 bucks (it is 115ish at the parts stores) Does anyone have any experience with this code on a 98. I read a previous thread on this subject on a 97 XJ and apparently those only have 2 speed sensors. My plan now is to change out one of them and check it. If that doesnt work maybe put the old one back in and put the new one in the other slot?
If anyone has experience with this speak up :-) Thanks.
Are we talking about the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) that gives speedometer signals or Transmission Speed Sensors?
The '98 have one VSS and two Transmission Speed Sensors.
What sensors are you talking about? "Larger Sensor - Smaller Sensor"?
If you are talking bout the VSS on the 2WD extension housing, it has a Speedometer Adaptor and a Vehicle Speed Sensor mounted on it (with an electrical connector on it). Are these the Larger and Smaller sensors you re talking about?
The Vehicle Speed Sensor is the device that sends signals to the PCM concerning vehicle speed, and which the PCM turns into signals to the Speedometer. P0500 is A vehicle speed sensor signal was not detected. A defective Vehicle Speed Sensor, or a bad connection at the sensor, would cause this. Vehicle Speed Sensors have a habit of failing.