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2003 Ford Windstar - Intermittent speedo

I have a 2003 Ford Windstar with 88K miles bought used in 2014. There is an odd thing happening with the speedometer. It works sometimes then sometimes not. It might be working when I first start the vehicle, but subsequently when I restart it it’s not working. The odometer and cruise control still work? One mechanic said he’d have to replace dashboard? Another could not find any electrical problem.

Get a cheap GPS, maybe even a used one. It’s speed readout will be more accurate than your speedometer and it will cost you less money than trying to fix this 15 year old van.

Great idea! Thanks so much.