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lucus.j

Cutting Out And Speedo Malfuntioning

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i have a 1.8 mk1 focus, since i have owned it the speedo occassionally drops to 0 and you can feel a noticeable power drop when this happens and when i put my foot on the clutch coming to a junction it will cut out on me?? the lcd display will also sometimes just go blank or the speedo will just do its own thing going from 0-140 waving about all over the place. any ideas?

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i would say the speed sensor is playing up, check the wiring for damage but you may need a new sensor.

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Either the speed sensor or condensation on the circuit board in the speedo cluster.

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there was also the faulty cluster from your car's era, so worst case, you may need a new one.

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thanks everyone diagnosed as speed sensor so far, its getting round to doing it now

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The speed sensor does appear to be a common MK1/1.5 fault.

I had it on my old car and a couple of friends locally had it too.

A bit of a pig to swap but the replacement units are pretty much unlikely to go again.

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