intermittent fault,ford focus 2002

Asked by Nov 23, 2013 at 08:39 AM about the 2002 Ford Focus LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

speedo drops to zero,engine runs rough,sometimes mileometer cuts out,lasts for 1-5 mins

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Its a ground problem. Check ground between battery and body as well as ground to engine. Remove wires clean thoroughly maybe use some fine sandpaper to ensure good contact. Then the speedo or rather instrument ground may also be loose. First check ecu ground then actual cluster ground. If work has been done on the car prior to problem check the area work was carried out to see for loos or kinked cable. Hope this helps.

thanks i'll try that i was going to change the speedo sensor

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