1994 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 194009 miles
I drove my '94 Taurus from NC to AZ with no problems. Now that I'm here in AZ, though, my speedometer has stopped working and my entire car jerks violently whenever I'm doing anything BUT accelerating, including braking, coasting, or even sometimes when I ease off the gas a little bit. When I get up to highway speeds, 60+, everything gets better. My speedometer suddenly works, my transmission is fine, I have no problems. When I slow down again, the transmission acts up again, though not as badly, and the speedo keeps working until I come to a dead stop, like at a red light.
I have two more days of pretty serious driving ahead of me before I can stop long enough for a serious repair job. There's a mechanic across from my hotel and I can stay a day - is this the kind of repair that can be done in that time? And if I keep driving it until Tuesday, will I be okay?
Sunday, October 19th, 2008 AT 7:37 PM