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It's likely the vehicle speed sensor on the tranny. go to autozone buy a new one. Shouldn't be to hard to install. (probably the same as a Ford Taurus?) Google or forums for proceedure.

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Q: Why would the speedometer needle on a Sable oscillate between 20 and 40 mph?
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