The wiring harness looked fine so I bought a new Speed Sensor for around $30. The first thing I did was disconnect the battery, then I removed the 1/2″ nut holding the brakeline bracket to the Sensor’s hold down bolt. Once the brakelines are moved up and out of the way, I could access the 9/16″ bolt holding the sensor. Once the bolt is removed, the metal shield comes off and the sensor slides right out. The connector can then be unplugged from the sensor.
I checked to be sure the mounting hole on the new sensor lined up with the bolt hole in the housing , replaced the metal shield and inserted the hold down bolt and tightened her up. I also made sure that the brakeline bracket got re-attached and threaded the nut down until tight.
Well, after re-connecting the battery, I fired it up and went on a drive. All previuos issues were gone. The truck didn’t die at stops, the speedo worked perfectly, and all warning lights were off. Amazing what 1 little sensor can do!