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Speedometer quit working now transmission shifts hard

I have a 1998 kia sephia and the speedometer quit working and now it shifts hard, any ideas? thanks John

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Sound like faulty speed sensor.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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    a faulty speed sensor causes speedometer stop working it also effects transmission shifts.


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If the speed sensor went it may be confusing the computer not knowing when too tell the tranny too shift when it should.

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