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1999 ford escort (lx i think) speedometer

My speedometer was working then not then working,but then going up n down.just today now its dead and check engine light is on? how do i fix it?what parts do i need?and how much will it cost? if i take it in how much they charge me?

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  • lwthegirl Jul 05, 2008

    i dont want to go int a shop to have them fix it and not knowing whats up. before hand.thanks...

  • Anonymous Jul 09, 2008

    yes i have the sme problem with my clio they tell me its the speed sensor whitch is just a magnet with a few wires from it where to find it i dont know can any u guys help thanx jan

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For lwthegirl; invest <$20 in an aftermarket service manual from Haynes or Chilton.
They are available from any chain parts stores and will pay you back with time many times over.

For the 'guest' I would recommend the same since it will show you where the speed sensor is hidden.
There are several possibilities; wheels, drive shafts, etc. essentially anywhere that is related to road speed and independent of engine or transmission.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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