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Speedometer reads after second gear on automatic transmission.

I have a 1997 ford taurus. when i pull off from a light or stop sign, the speedometer starts reading after the first shift in the transmission (automatic)

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Try replacing you vehicle speed sensor these will go faulty and cause issues like this.

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