1999 Ford Taurus Engine Size 3.0 V6 Front Wheel Drive Automatic 135000 miles
I have two problems which I think have a *chance* of being related.
While "driving" in traffic - as in crawling on the staten island expressway, my speedometer quits working and the transimission becomes a little jumpy.
When traffic gets moving again I can get up to about 35 even 45 with the speedometer on 0 before it all of a sudden jumps up to the speed i'm going (45) and works fine from then until I spend time in bumper to bumper traffic. There was also one occasion where this happened and the transmission would not shift. I just had to turn the car off for an hour, start it back up and I was on my way like normal.
Additionally, when I turn on the heat/panel there is a squeel and a rattle feeling as if something is trying to turn and not doing it terribly succesfully. It does not happen when I use the vent but fairly consistenly on the heat/panel. This did not occur until the transmission speedomoter problem showed up.
Is there any way that these are a related electrical problem or are they two seperate things?
have the same problem?
Friday, February 15th, 2008 AT 12:24 PM