Most cars Speedometer cable connect to one of the front wheels, but you said your speedometer sometimes stop then your steering wheel will go stiff, I think you should fix or change your speedometer cable, maybe the cable broken inside. Fix it as soon as possible for your safety.
Speedometer cable has two parts, one is outside cable, mounted and connect to both speedometer and wheel.
The other one is an inside steel cable, outside cable protects the inside cable, because the inside cable turns as soon as you move the car. It is directly connect to the wheel gears and the speedometer inside.
If your car has speedometer cable, I think you need check it right away.
Your steering wheel sometimes stiff, you also need to check your power steering fluid level, sometimes cause this kind problem.
Hope this can help you and if you have more questions, please use whatever the Fixya allowed, contact me to discuss this matter and others. Thank you.
Jun 24, 2008 |
2001 Ford Focus