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saralou

speedo not working

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hello, i hope someone can help me!

I bought an escort mk 4 G reg 1989 yesterday but driving home the seller failed to tell me that after about 10 mins of driving the speedo drops down then jumps up and down, not good when i was on a motorway!!! Is it easy to sort out or will it cost me loads!!! thankyou sara.

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check the speedo cable -- it might have worn inside. that'll be the easiest and cheapest thing to try first.

if its not that check the clocks then the gearbox. but try the easiest one first ie the speedo cable!

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hello, i hope someone can help me!

I bought an escort mk 4 G reg 1989 yesterday but driving home the seller failed to tell me that after about 10 mins of driving the speedo drops down then jumps up and down, not good when i was on a motorway!!! Is it easy to sort out or will it cost me loads!!! thankyou sara.

speedo cable has snapped and its making intermitant contact and thats why the speed rises and falls or the speed drive has worn in the clocks

easy to test . repmove the clocks and pull the inside of the speed cable . if it slide out you cable is duff

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