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1999 Dodge Ram ABS & Brake Warning Lights

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Old 04-06-2006, 11:49 AM
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Default 1999 Dodge Ram ABS & Brake Warning Lights

I have a 1999 Dodge PU, 6 cyl, automatic, 99,000 miles. Periodically a yellow "ABS" light will appear on the dash along with a red light that reads " Break". They go off when I turn off the ignition and may or may not come on the next time I start the truck. They don't appear often, but they may come on several times over the course of several days, then disappear for weeks. This started several months ago and has happened perhaps 4 - 5 times. Any thoughts as to what would cause this?

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Old 04-06-2006, 03:16 PM
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Rear wheel speed sensor, its on the rear diff. Replace that and 99% chance your good to go
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Old 04-06-2006, 03:47 PM
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Thanks Socha. Is there any danger in driving like it is until I get time to chance the sensor?
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Old 04-06-2006, 04:05 PM
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Socha, I looked on the Autozone web page and found a Speed Sensor ( $21.95), does that sound like the right one?

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Old 04-06-2006, 08:02 PM
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I don't think there is any danger other then your ABS not working properly and your speedo not working until you hit 25mph.

Thats probably the one one that you mentioned, they can't be to expensive, $21 is not bad!
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Old 04-07-2006, 01:14 AM
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Socha, thanks. I'll give it a try.
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Old 12-27-2007, 02:04 AM
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I've got an 06 Ram, have the same issues, ABS light comes on, also Cruise Control stops working while engaged or wont engage at all. The ABS does not work when the light is on, as I tested it on a side road, and believe me without ABS you do start sliding sideways. I'm taking my truck up to a dealership this week to fix it as I am fixing to trailer 8,000 lb about 1100 miles next week.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:23 PM
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Thank you, I replaced by speed sensor, cleared all problems, saved me alot of money getting this answer.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:51 PM
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I have had same thing for 4 years and the light never came on when I had my scanner handy !!
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:44 PM
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Where is the sensor located? Anyone got a pic? I have the same problem, and it is really irritating me.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:31 AM
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The sensor is right on top of the rear diff, favored to the driverside.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:16 PM
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Very simple to replace too. 1/2 and 9/16 socket, screwdriver, pair of channel locks, rubber hammer and some WD40 is all you will need. Took me maybe half an hour in my driveway. Cost was 42.00 at Advance Auto.
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Where is the sensor located? Anyone got a pic? I have the same problem, and it is really irritating me.
No sweat, jrp267. If you're still having a problem, the sensor is on top of the differential. Here are a couple photos:
http://s655.photobucket.com/albums/u...t=IMG_0424.jpg

My speedometer started waving wildly, and the ABS light came on. I just got done with the repair, but I didn't have to replace the sensor. That tattered looking 2-wire cable in the photo comes from the frame, down the e-brake cable, and loops over the sensor. Some brush or tall grass must have knocked it loose and nicked the conductor inside (look for a break or a kink in the wire). A little solder & heatshrink & patience, and it works like new!

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Default 1999 Dodge Dakota ABS & Brake Light Intermittent

I have a 1999 Dodge Dakota whose ABS & Brake Light comes on intermittently. I've replace the Speed Sensor on the Rear Differential now 3 times, but the problem is still there. Any other suggestions??? Am getting ready to sell the truck and would like to get the problem fixed.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:38 PM
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I have a 1999 Dodge Dakota whose ABS & Brake Light comes on intermittently. I've replace the Speed Sensor on the Rear Differential now 3 times, but the problem is still there. Any other suggestions??? Am getting ready to sell the truck and would like to get the problem fixed.
RWAL, or 4WAL?
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:57 PM
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Default ABS and BRAKE light on, but speedo still works below 25MPH

I saw this post while searching for a reason why both my ABS and brake light are on. I thought this might be my solution, but want to be sure. I have a 1997 dodge ram sport, with a manual transmission. I only have rear wheel ABS, since there are no wheel speed sensors on the front wheels. Since my truck is a standard, doesn't that mean that the rear differential ABS sensor is also my speed sensor? Since my speedometer works fine, I do not see how the sensor can have failed. Any other ideas as to what the problem could be? The lights are constantly on as soon as I start the truck and press on the brake petal. I have to get the truck inspected soon, any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:33 PM
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Speed sensor for speedometer is different from ABS sensor even on a standard transmission. This rear sensors count is compared to speed sensor on trans and will engage RAWL if the rate is different.

There is a procedure to test RAWL in the Haynes Manual, if you have one. I would think that it is also in the factory service manual, available for download in the FAQ/DIY section here on DF.

Keep us posted as this topic comes up often. Oh, and welcome to DF!
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:48 PM
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RWAL, or 4WAL?
You know, i've had this problem for a long time, sensor in diff replaced, unplug battery and it goes away for about 4 running hours. 4x4, any suggestions?

*hopefully it goes away with the d70
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