Speedometer of my ford escort


#1

could someone help me please… the speedometer on my 1998 ford escort wagon just stops working periodically when i am driving down the road. then it will come back on again… sometime it does it numerous times in my 40 min ride to work.


#2

Your Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) might be faulty. The VSS attaches to the transmission and feeds a signal to the speedometer. A mechanic can check it and replace it if necessary.


#3

my father is a mechanic by hobby is this something he should be able to do or do you need a special tool to test or replace it?


#4

my father is a mechanic by hobby is this something he should be able to do or do you need a special tool to test or replace it?


#5

Replacing it should be simple. Testing it will require a multi-meter, and a service manual for the specs. Check your local book store or auto parts store for a Haynes manual, or try Books4Cars.com.