97 Ranger Speedo/ODO - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-14-2012
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Detroit
Posts: 5
97 Ranger Speedo/ODO

Sorry in advance, I'm sure that this has been covered about a thousand times...but....I have a 97 2.3 2wd 5 speed XLT. The speedo/odometer just started intermittently working.
Does the VSS send the signal to the odometer also (as I would imagine it to)?

Additionally the fuel gauge has never worked since I've owned the Truck. Would you think that this is a problem with the cluster, or the VSS and the Fuel sending unit?

Does this sound like the VSS is taking a turn for the worse? Hopefully so as that appears to be an easy fix.


Last edited by screaminDOHC; 02-14-2012 at 07:25 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012
StxDangerRanger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Flat Rock, Mi
Posts: 6,313
I believe there was a problem with some of the VSS's. However, i'm pretty sure they aren't related to the Gas gauge. That could be a sending unit issue.
however, for the life of me i cannot remember how your supposed to diagnose the VSS.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012
drppdyllwrngr's Avatar
iTrader: (4)
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: wilmington, nc
Posts: 2,096
both the speedo and odometer don't work, or just the odometer? if it's both, then i would say vss. located on the trans, driver side (i think) near the tail section. if just the odometer stops working, then i would say it's the cluster. they use a plastic gear for the odometer/trip drive, and they tend to strip out. they might start sticking a little here and there, then fail completely.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Speedo quit, but ODO working. LastStarfighter General Technical & Electrical 6 02-19-2012 09:22 PM
99 XLT 5.0L 2WD Speedo/Odo issue rangerdanger86 General Technical & Electrical 1 10-22-2011 10:40 PM
speedo odo issue fourliter dan General Technical & Electrical 10 09-24-2011 02:50 PM
Speedo and Odo issues redhawk15 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 19 08-06-2010 10:38 PM
Swapped clusters, now no speedo / odo... W1CKY General Technical & Electrical 5 09-26-2007 10:32 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:47 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.