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Speed omiter on and off / transmishion OD jumps in and out

I was told the ECM was going out - the enging lite is on and the speed ometer will jump up and down as I drive, the OD will kick in and out at the same time.

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I had this problem with my 1996 nissan I removed the odometer and speedometer, I found that the screws on the back side which old all the circuit cables (flat with copper) were loose. I tightened the screws and have not had a problem since. You can go to AUTO ZONE and have them test the engine light issue and if the code comes back stating that there is a speed sensor err then have the reset the check engine light if this has solved you speedometer issue.

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Yes your ecm is going or i could even be the computer nissan is a good car but it will be expensive to fix

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