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Speedometer does not work at times (the odometer

The speedometer fails to work at times (the odometer continues to work). The next time I drive the car, it works fine.

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There a problem in the cluster probably speed buffer start to go the best solution if you send it out for repair thruth the dealer ship or to to a recker good luck pierre

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My Impala did the same thing. The mechanic told me that my transmission slipped. Get your engine flushed.

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