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Ford Escort Odometer Not Working

97 Ford Escort speedometer and odometer not working. Replaced speed sensor, no help. Found broken ground wire that kept speedometer from working. Repaired- speedometer OK, but odomenter still not working.

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  • Jennann081 Jan 18, 2009

    MY ODOMETER IS NOT WORKING

  • bricehill Mar 10, 2009

    Odometer and trip meter not working. Also fuel gauge is stuck on 1/2.

  • timm1371 Mar 16, 2009

    my odometer and trip odometer stopped working as well, everything else works, but the odometer is making a clicking sound while i drive, i really dont care if i fix the odometer, but i want the noise to go away

  • hmunch Apr 01, 2009

    My odometer and tripometer stopped working on my 1997 ford escort wagon. My speedometer still works. Any suggestions on a fix or do I have to purchase a new odometer? Do I have to notify the Bureau of Motor Vehicles if my odometer isn't working? Will it pass inspection if it isn't working? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  • sunandfun Apr 23, 2009

    Speedometer and fuel gage work. But odometer and trip odometer are broken!

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    speedometer works odometer not working

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Speedometer worked.Trip,and odometer did not. replaced the worm drive gear.;it was broken]. now the speedo starts at 20mph quickly jumpd to 80mph and operates normal from that point. How ever I'am only doing 35or40 mph. at 55mph appx. it shows I'am doing 160mph.Driving me NUTS! Thanks for you help

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These can also be caused by a bad alternator

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