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1998 ford mustang vehicle speed sensor

The speedometer and odometer has stopped. I have replaced the speed sensor 2 times. every time I replace it. it works fine for about 15 to 20 miles and stops working. What do I do?

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Try a new connector first, you can get one from the ford dealer.

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SOURCE: Ford Escort Odometer Not Working

these can also be caused by a bad alternator

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SOURCE: 95 Ford Explorer Odometer

I have the same problem, however there is no cable on my model. There is a small motor inside the cluster which drives the gears for the odometer, the worm gear on mine broke (cracked into pieces, cheap junk). Probably have to go to a junk yard to get the speed/tach cluster.

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Speedometer/odometer/cruise control isn't working.

It's your speed sensor at the transfercase on the drivers side i believe. Check the wire and clip to the sensor for any break or loose contacts. 
Easy fix and is about a 30 min job to do with simple tools. Un-clip the wire conntection, remove the retainer bolt and slide and sensor out. To install just do everything in reverse and add transmisson oil if needed.

Most of the time, it's going to be the sensor. Keep in mind that there are two sensor's so make sure it's the one on the output shaft at the transfercase. The other one is closer to the front of the transmission on the same side with is the input Volosity speed sensor.
If it was your ABS sensor, you ABS light would come on in your dash.
Good luck and hope this helps

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 ford ranger odometer / trip stopped working

Since your speedometers work, the problem is in the gearing to the trip and mileage odometers. Simple problem, major pain to fix but, remove instrument cluster - you'll have to remove speedo cable to get it out. Use the old Mark I eyeball to check for broken parts. Might even have to drop steering column - disconnect air bag first!

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SOURCE: speedometer intermittently stops working

your ABS module (board) is crack and a good fixman could check that to fix or change it

Posted on Sep 22, 2009

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