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Explorer speedometer only works if engine is cold

My speedometer just stops working soon as the explorer warms up cant figure it out

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: 99 ford expl speedometer problem

sorry it could be the sensor i dont know if it has a fuse for that but i would check the fuse box and see if there is a blown fuse i hope this will help you .

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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SOURCE: speedometer stops working once in a while

check for a loose wire at the back of the cluster, it will look like it is still in the connector but it is not all the way in, I forgot witch pin it is but it is in the middle row or bottom and about the 5-8th pin from the left, Hope this helps

Posted on Mar 05, 2010

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Fuel, Oil Pressure, Voltage & Coolant Temperature Gauges

Each of the gauges can be removed in the same manner, once the instrument cluster is removed.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the instrument cluster assembly.

Posted on Nov 20, 2010

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Hi, in the box by the battery, check continuity of the fuse #6 and the circuit breaker using an ohmmeter. If these are both good, go inside the truck to the back of the fuse panel and pull out the accessory delay relay. Swap this relay with the rear defroster relay below it to see if the windows will work. If that fixes it, buy a new relay for your defroster. Please let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

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Posted on May 07, 2011

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SOURCE: My speedometer and odometer on my 98 ford explorer

the speedometer/odometer works on a cable that goes into the side of the transmission with one 10mm bolt holding it in. It sounds as if the cable has been broken,pulled loose, or siezed up. Its easy to check the end under the vehicle but its very complicated checking it inside the dashboard. If you are a do it yourself type of person, id look underneath and see if the connection under the vehicle is still connected. Look on left rear of the transmission for a cable that goes into it and is held with a "Y" bracket and a small bolt.The dashboard part is the type of job where u got to make sure you remember where each screw goes to get back together.

Posted on Nov 11, 2012

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