Question about 1999 Ford Escort
You need to find out if your speedometer is cable driven or electronic.
If it is cable driven there will be a cable running from your
transmission to the back of the speedometer. Sometimes the cables lose
their lubrication and break. Usually pretty cheap to replace.
If your speedometer is electronic there is a sensor on your transmission that sends a signal to your speedometer. Either your sensor (called a Vehicle Speed Sensor or VSS) went bad or your speedometer quit working. The sensors are usually inexpensive....the speedometers are NOT! Last one I needed I bought off eBay and purchased one with the lowest miles I could find. If you ever sell the car you have to mark the title that the speedometer is not correct. I usually keep the old speedometer around along with a record of the mileage of the replacement so I can always figure out the cars true mileage if I need to.
Posted on Jul 07, 2008
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