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1974 beetle, when I drive the speedo needle jumps up and down leaving me unknown of the speed how do I fix it is it the cable or something else?

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It can be a number of things, but I do believe it is your drive gear in the transmission.

Posted on Dec 11, 2012

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SOURCE: Speedo intermittently inop and jumps after car has sit for a week

does vehicle have vss or a vehichle speed sensor or is it a cable drive speedo

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Ford focus mk1 speedo not working after install. of glow gauges

PUT THE NEEDLE BACK ON WITH THE KEY OFF AT OOOOOO

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: speedo sometimes failed to work

I had this exact problem on my old focus. Its nothing to worry about and its not expensive. Your car has a speed senser underneath the gearbox and a common fault on these cars is for the gearbox to slightly drip oil. When the oil drips it drips right on top of the senser and blocks the speed readings.
The good thing about this is your milage on your car wont go up when the speedo stops working, so when you come to sell it!!!!!!! you get my point.
to fix this problem it cost about £20 if you do it yourself.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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SOURCE: i have 2000 beetle 2.0 after changing the bettery and

think you may have caused the car to go into safe mode.you need someone to plug in a diagnostic computer to erase fault codes in the cars brain. hopefully that will sort it out!

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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SOURCE: speedo needle jumps up and down tranmission

i have the same problem with me 2000 montana. i was told that it was the tcc switch. it means that the torque converter is stuck in the on postion. to fix the problem i was told either to swap out the tranny with another used one or to have the switch replaced. the switch is internal and they need to drop the trans down to access the panel on the front driver side. the part is only $90 but its 3 hours labour.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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