This just started happening. While driving on a level surface at slower speeds, the speedometer works fine, and the engine doesn't surge or have trouble shifting. When I'm going up or down hill or over speeds or 40 I have this issue. The engine surge is like it is waiting too long to shift up or down and then it does so too quickly and jerks. I'm not certain if it is the 3.0 or 3.8 V6 engine.
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1998 Ford Windstar
Question: Why does the speedometer bounce from 10 - 60 while driving and the engine surge?
Answer #1pushrod August 23, 2012, 21:34Master
Faulty speed sensor,speedometer,connections. Need scan test results.
Answer #2blazing12 August 23, 2012, 22:47Rookie
Check where speedo cable goes into trans or rear end probably broken.
could be either of these issues but most likely cable or speedo head needs lubrication
Replyjamsgems4u, August 24, 2012, 06:44Rookie
Thank you, folks. That sounds like it isn't as major as what I'd been told. Do you have an estimate of how much it will cost to repair -- just a ball park, so we can set the money aside? Thanks again!!
Replyglobalhelper, August 24, 2012, 07:11Master
could be 2 to 3 hundred depending on damage or condition of parts
Replyjamsgems4u, August 24, 2012, 09:17Rookie
Thank you :)