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Odometer 1999 Ford Escort

My grandson has a 1999 Ford Escort Sport and the odometer does not work (speedometer does).

I am assuming this is all electronic (odo and speedo) because a mechanic told me the odo is a motor driven off the speedometer signal. True? I have not looked at this yet because everything packed like a sardine can. How much trouble would it be to replace?

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Jim Coffey

Normally, the entire gauge cluster is replaced to fix this. I had the same problem with a 91 Mercury Grand Marquis once. Oddly enough, the trip odometer worked.

And, yes it is motor driven.