What cause the speedometer to stop working on a 1998 ford contour?
The speedometer was working, i had jack the right front wheel up of the ground and start the car and put the shift lever in drive and speed the engine up to 60 MPH and then i let the engine idle back down while in drive so i step on the brake when the wheel turning would that have cause the speedometer to stop working? how do i fix the problem?
Re: what cause the speedometer to stop working on a 1998...
The speedometer sending unit needs replacing, auto's we drive today no longer use say a cable that use to go between the transmission and the speedometer. In today's world they now just are electronic, so look for the speedometer sending unit on the side of your transmission. Good luck
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This could be a loose wire in your instrument cluster. I had the same problem with my S-10, but mine was a little bit worse. I have replaced the instrument cluster (17 dollars at the local junkyard), and everything works fine.
Check your Control arm bushings and or your ball joints. The bushings are known to wear out easily and the replacement control arm with ball joint included is only around $150.00. You can check the control arm by putting vehicle on jack stands and with a pry bar pry between the frame and control arm. If there is excessive movement then replacement is required, also when the car is in this position try to pivot your wheel top and bottom(in and out) and this checks the ball joint.
Check the plugs on the back lights. There must be a bad ground. Remove the light from the socket in the rear light, then depress the metal wire that holds the plug onto the light receptacle. Clean the contacts and ensure they are free from corrosion and rust. Try putting some dieelectric grease on the contacts. NOTE: The center wire BLACK is ground, and you could splice a wire from it to the metal of the car via one of the screws, on both sides, if after cleaning both sides they still dont work.
Yes. You also want to check your alternator. Weird as it sounds our electronic dash on a Lincoln had us doing 55mph at a stop. It was the alternator and you may need to check your backup generator for clean power. There is some kind of electronic term regarding "Sine" waves, that apparently matters alot. Good Luck
this comes a a hub assembly
you need to remove the brakes and brake rotor
the center nut holding in your CV shaft
in the hub you will find holes that you can put your socket threw to remove the mounting bolts.