1997 Lincoln town car speedometer works sometimes other times is at -O- any suggestions as to cause??


Asked by Aug 14, 2013 at 03:06 PM about the 1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The speedometer works intermittently .    When not showing actual speed it shows 0.

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Sounds like your vehicle speed sensor is bad or the pigtail that plugs into it is. This sensor is on the transmission and sends a signal to the computer to indicate the proper speed you are travelling on the speedometer. HTH. - Jim

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Tracy Hooks

I'll bet that the Speed Control doesn't work either. Either the Speed sensor or the gear driving the speed sensor is probably worn out. I don't think this model uses the ABS wheel speed sensors for the speedo. If it does, you'll need a scan tool to see what is actually being transmitted over the Network to indicate speed.

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Add'l Problem: The instant mileage read out at times will read 00 then kick in with correct instant mileage as I drive.


ive changed all of that including the cluster and its still not working

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