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Old 06-05-2009, 02:52 AM   #1
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i came across a couple of weeks ago that my speedometer was not working so i don't not how fast i am going. i took it to the shop and they could not find out was wrong with it. has this happen to any body and if so what was the problem. the good thing is i no my car for 7 years i can feel i fast i am going or i just stick to the other drivers and hope there going the speed limit. can any1 help me out on this.
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:06 PM   #2
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Check to see if the speedometer cable is firmly secured to the tailshaft of the tranny.
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I think the cable connection can go bad on the gauge side as well if the tranny side looks ok.
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:27 PM   #4
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Check to see if the speedometer cable is firmly secured to the tailshaft of the tranny.

i already had the shop take a look at it and it was working fine. is there like a senser that could read this in any way or a fuse.
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I think the cable connection can go bad on the gauge side as well if the tranny side looks ok.


would i have to take the whole cluster off or is there an easy way
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If it needs to be replaced then yea the cluster has to come out. There is a way to test it from the transmission side I forget how.
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:21 PM   #7
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If it needs to be replaced then yea the cluster has to come out. There is a way to test it from the transmission side I forget how.

how would i remove the knob for the light switch i had trouble the other day and i did not want to force it out and brake it.
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VSS Sensor maybe?
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VSS Sensor maybe?
Very much a possibility. 25thanniversary, this would be the sensor on the transmission.
Here is a link to Autozone about the sensor.Autozone VSS sensor

Sensor go bad all the time. In fact we replace more aircraft sensors than anything else.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:49 PM   #10
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thanks on this one i was going to look into it but i did not know what is was called thanks. how would i know if it's bad or not or should i just change it any ways and see if it works.
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i already had the shop take a look at it and it was working fine. is there like a senser that could read this in any way or a fuse.
There is no sensor to my knowledge. I have had this happen on my 84 Chevy Monte Carlo. The coil in mine had gone and had to be redone. You should locate a shop that deals in repairing Speedometers or Tacometers. It cost like 50 bucks to have it re done. You can also swap it out for one that was in a junk yard. You wouldnt need to swap the entire cluster out. All you would have to do is take the Speedo out.
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Mine's dead too - in fact the needle actually feel off as well onto my carpet. Geez.
Ready for another one.
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:23 AM   #13
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Mine's dead too - in fact the needle actually feel off as well onto my carpet. Geez.
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I just got mine fixed it was the cluster they changed the speed sensor and everything turned out it was the cluster. the only bad news for my car since it had 69,000 when it broke i don't know how much miles it has now. but yes change the cluster and it should fix the problem
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