Speedo problem!

Hi my focus sometimes has a problem with the speedo, as the needed fails to show the speed, and just stays on zero, but it does work most of the time, I
have no idea why this is happening, can anyone help?
Thanks.
snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Mon, 16 Mar 2009 11:41:18 +0000, Ward UK wrote:

Search this group for "vehicle speed sensor", or "VSS". It's been discussed many, many times in the past/
Bottom line; very common fault, 25UKP and 40 minutes work to fix if you are handy at your own repairs, 100UKP for a dealer to do.
Chris
--
Remove prejudice to reply.

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Does the radio go quiet and the engine idle speed hang or prone to stall when stopping?
If any of the above google for "focus vss" ....
(very very very common)
ALTHOUGH, if you dont get any of the above symptoms, but the speedo just reads 0 then its mostly likely the instrument cluster.
Last time i had one, Ford were selling them at about 60 (instead of 300) as they've been put over a barrel by Watchdog et al as cluster failure is also v common!
Tim.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.