This is kind of a long story so I'll start here. A week ago I replaced my ball joints and after I had everything put back together my ABS light was on. I assumed that I may have damaged one or both of the sensors on the knuckle when I did the job. I drove it like that all week and then today as I was getting on the highway, my speedo, odometer, and cruise control stopped working and my check engine light came on as well. From what I have been reading most people say it's a bad VSS sensor on the rear axle but to me that seems like a hell of a coincidence that the VSS would be bad just after I did my ball joints and the ABS light came on. Is there any way that the front sensors for the ABS could trigger something like this to happen? I know that the VSS on the rear axle also deals with ABS so that's why I'm suspicious. Any input would be appreciated, thanks.
2000 Ranger xlt 4x4 4.0L