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Speedometer does not work

For a few miles the speedometer would swing erratically then it just stopped working.

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Sounds that the magnetic pickup on the vehicle speed sensor has stopped working. Dirt or grease usually. That will cause an erratic reading. Also check wiring to sensor. Poor connection is rare but possible. Good luck and have a good day.

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