Re: 1995 Contour Speedometer not working
"Could be the vehicle speed sensor (in the gearbox) or the speedo head itself. VSS would show up on a diagnostic, speedo head wouldnt IIRC"
Thanks for your reply. I'm not sure how to perform the diagnostic on the 95 Contour. Would this diagnostic be one of the fault codes that the computer records and stores? If so, do you know what the code number is that I would expect to see if it were the VSS at fault?
I suspect that it's a simplier problem, tho. I also have my son's 95 Mustang, and the odometer and trip meter were not working, although the speedometer seemed to be working just fine. I was able to isolate the problem to a destroyed rubber based drive gear the operated the odometer and trip meters. All 95 Ford products apparently used the same poor quality rubber based drive gear, and it will dry out and eventually crumble and fail. I replaced the gear and everything is working fine. I suspect that the same thing has happened on my 95 Contour, but I haven't as yet removed the dash guage panel to look at the spedometer, odometer, and trip meter.
But I'm still looking for alternative solutions to this problem, and welcome any further discussion and ideas.