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I have a jetta 2000 ... 2.0 am facing problems with my speedometer which is suddenly indicating 240 km then going back to normal speed, once i press hard on the gas when ever the indicator reach max speed while am driving at 100 km hour the engine stops . also lately the engine would start for 30 sec and turns off, i by passed the car to a scanner it show i got a problem with the speed sensor, also sometimes while driving in up the hills the transmission starts getting weird , as if the gear box is sliding a big, then when turned off and on agian everything goes back to normal .

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Change the Engine speed sensor. This can sometime cause your dash to do all sorts of weird things when they fail, such as setting the low fuel warning off as well. strange but true ! good luck

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Change your speedo sensor it mixing up the mph

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