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#1 Surrinder

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

Hello all. I may have posted before but I cannot recall.
The speedometer on my Ford Focus estate V995 NBM 1999 stops working, so I rely on the revcounter, then the speedometer sometimes starts working again. I have the Haynes manual but that only talks about removing and refitting a "vehicle speed sensor" that talks to the ECU and then the Speeddometer.

Could this be my solution (replace or refit?).

Thank you for reading.

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#2 artscot79

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:57 PM

new vss its a common problem

#3 Stoney871

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

+1
The VSS is a known problem area.
It misreads and causes the speedo to drop and the odometer won't read the mileage you've done either.
Sometimes you'll feel a drop in performance too.
A new sensor and mounting pin will be required and is a bit of a pig to get the old one out but is doable.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

Thanks. I will try to get hold of a replacement unit before I even try to dismantle/refit/replace the unit. I was going to ask what VSS meant but my little brain clicked ON - vehicle speed sensor. Surrinder

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

Indeed.
EBay do a sensor and pin kit quite cheaply.
The new pin is an essential as the old one will fight you and get mangled.


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