Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My speedometer sometimes stops working then starts again for no observable reason. When it stops so does the odometer.and it does not shift as well.

Ford Taurus 1999

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Cars & Trucks Master
  • 818 Answers

Trany uses speed information to function properly-main cpu needs to be checked out - Denny

Posted on Nov 27, 2013

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
newguy414
  • 13 Answers

SOURCE: My speedometer and odometer on my 98 ford explorer

the speedometer/odometer works on a cable that goes into the side of the transmission with one 10mm bolt holding it in. It sounds as if the cable has been broken,pulled loose, or siezed up. Its easy to check the end under the vehicle but its very complicated checking it inside the dashboard. If you are a do it yourself type of person, id look underneath and see if the connection under the vehicle is still connected. Look on left rear of the transmission for a cable that goes into it and is held with a "Y" bracket and a small bolt.The dashboard part is the type of job where u got to make sure you remember where each screw goes to get back together.

Posted on Nov 11, 2012

  • 12 Answers

SOURCE: odometer and trip odometer stopped working. Speedometer works.

The problem is going to be a worn or broken odometer gear. You can purchase the gear at odometergears.com for $29.00 with the shipping. Follow their how to repair on the Mustang to help in the repair. I believe you will have just the worm gear to replace.
http://www.odometergears.com/subpages/MustangHowTo.html

Posted on May 29, 2009

  • 99 Answers

SOURCE: 99 ford expl speedometer problem

sorry it could be the sensor i dont know if it has a fuse for that but i would check the fuse box and see if there is a blown fuse i hope this will help you .

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

denny_b53
  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: 1999 ford taurus transmission

Your problem is the speed sensor. The VSS (vehicle speed sensor)

is located on the right side of the transaxle, near where the right side axle shaft

connects to. To access this part is pretty tricky, if you are inexperienced. There

is an aluminum foil covered shield around the wiring connector. You will need to

remove the shield to gain access. You may even have a damaged wiring

connector, that is causing the problem due to the close proximity of this part to

the catalytic converter. If you want to purchase this part from the Ford dealer,

ask the parts counter person for the "basic" part number 9E731. Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

emissionwiz
  • 76846 Answers

SOURCE: problem with speedometer for ford focus tdci reg03

This is caused by the little circuit board that runs the speedo or a Vehicle Speed Sensor problem, have any Kragen auto or Auto Zone run a trouble code test to see if a VSS trouble code is present in the memory, if nothing shows replace the speedometer or have it repaired, if there is a code for the VSS replace the sensor on the transmission.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Please Help!!! 1999 Mercury Sable doesn't seem to accelerate past first gear..engine revs up to very high rpms.


If the speedometer stops working the odometer stops also. Sounds like it is stuck in first gear. The RPM went up because the throttle was response to pedal but transmission not response. Check transmission fluid color. Whip off dipstick on a white paper towel look for gray if see any that is metal shavings and transmission is bad.

Feb 16, 2016 | 1999 Mercury Sable

1 Answer

I have a 1996 Honda Accord with 268k miles that sputters at the same timethe speedometer needle fluctuates wildly. But I do have a new Vehicle Speed Sensor. This typically only happens when the engin


I am no Honda expert, but a similar problem happened to my ex sister in-laws Ford Taurus. The speed odometer would jump around and it had trouble shifting (automatic transmission). After driving it I changed out the speed odometer sensor on the transmission and it's been fine ever since. I changed out the sensor because if the cars computer cannot tell how fast the car is traveling then fail safes in place go into effect and the computer will do it's best to keep the cars rpm's down based on the speed indicator and not let it shift or shift properly either. If it's getting false speeds then it will shut down the motor when the speed gets to high and allow it to run as the speeds fall (jumping speed odometer needle). It effects the transmission shift points also. It will either shift erratically or not shift out of say 2nd gear, so that the cars engine can't get damaged based on what signal the speed sensor is sending the computer.

Jan 23, 2014 | 1996 Honda Accord

1 Answer

My 2003 ford focus speedometer stops working sometimes as does the elecyric odometer- sometimes both at same time. Other gauges work fine. The odometer goes to just dashes in place of the actual mileage...


Usually if both the odometer and speedometer stop working, the problem is the speed sensor on the transmission. You should also have a trouble code in the engine computer.
If one component works but the other does not, the problem is usually the speedometer head in the dash.

Sep 23, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2000 Pontiac Bonneville, odometer and speedometer stopped working. Seems to be struggling shifting gears (is an automatic). No other issues. What do I do?


as for the speedometer and the odometer reaplace your speed sensor but for the shifting problems i would replace the transmission fluid and put a quart of lucas stop slip transsmision fluid

Sep 18, 2013 | 2000 Pontiac Bonneville

3 Answers

98 Camry LE V6 Speedometer/Odometer and transmission shifting issue


if the speedo is not sending a speed the trans will go into back up mode and the trans will not shift normally check the speed sensor

Aug 28, 2012 | 1998 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

1997 Chevy Lumina the speedometer quit working and now it will not shift over while driving what could the problem be? It started yesterday...When the speedometer works the car drives fine bt then wi


could be the VSS - vehicle speed sensor .
Speedometer and Odometer
The Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is a gear driven permanent magnet generator. The vehicle transaxle houses the VSS. The VSS generates a sine wave output with a frequency proportional to the vehicle speed.
The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) converts the CKT 389 signal to an output that switches to ground at a frequency of 4000 pulses per mile. The CKT 389 signal drives the speedometer and the odometer. Various other vehicle components use the CKT 389 signal. Refer to Engine Controls.

Nov 05, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

As soon as i start the car the speedometer reads at 120 mph then jumps around....when i put in drive, it works fine.


I had a Lincoln which did almost the same thing. On my car it was the Alternator shorting inside its casing. You can get a free test at Autozone or Oreillys on the car.

Now mine did not return to normal when I put it into Drive. So on your car you may have an Electrically shifted transmission. I would think if the Alternator passes its tests, you have a short in the shift control module which is shorting the Alternator and its Regulator inside..

My Speedometer would read 60mph and the Odometer would count the miles when the car was sitting still. I replaced a Digital dash to no avail and then found the Alternator was the reason my Speedo and Odometer were acting up. Immediately after changing the Alternator all problems stopped for me.

Sep 12, 2010 | Lincoln Town Car Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Odometer and speedometer don't work sometimes


speed sensor runs all three gages. Sounds like trans might have lose or missing bolts. Get it checked out.

Aug 15, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Impala

2 Answers

Ford Escort 1997 Problems shifting gears


THE SPEEDO PLAYS A BIG PART IN HOW YOUR TRANSMISSON SHIFTS GEARS FIX SPEEDO FIRST AND THE TRANS WILL SHIFT PROPLEY AGAIN CHECK FUSES

Dec 18, 2008 | 1997 Ford Escort

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

44 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...