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Speedometer drops to zero for period of time & then comes back, Check enfgine light also on

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HI. This will be the fault of a defective speed sensor. The module is responsible for transferring the correct data to the ic, located just behind your in-dash speedometer. This sensor must be replaced. The location of the affected part will be mounted on the transmission. Normally, mounted on the front of the transmission housing.

Replace the speed sensor asap.

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    • NOTE_ This may be a loose connection, also. Be sure to check the connector at the sensor for a loose fit. Tighten the connection if loose. Replace the sensor if it is not loose. or worn.


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