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My speedometer not working, can it be anything to do with ( low ) automatic gear fluid, hope you can help, tks

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Yes and no. The speedo sensor is bad replace it. Also fix the transmission leaks. Or you will end up replacing the transmission.

Posted on Apr 26, 2015

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  • Randy Ohler Apr 26, 2015

    Just to let you know. The sensor could be clogged with metal, it is a magnet of sorts. But it wold give erractic signals. Thsi would point to a bad transmission grinding parts for the metal. This is the reason for the yes and no answer.

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