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Speedometer 1998 olds. intrigue .i repl. intake gskts and on test drive noticed speedo stuck at 140mph. owner said it worked fine before. is it because i unhooked the battery? or could it be vehicle speed sensor or just a bad speedo?

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  • unojojo Jan 20, 2009

    This happened to me also, except the tachometer was pegged past red line, not the speedometer. It happened when I changed the battery. I have been lazy and haven't tried any solutions.

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Interestingly, we replaced the lower & upper intake manifold gaskets this week- 98 olds intrigue 156k 3800 engine,
and came up with the same problem -- speedo pegged @ 140 ---
never had problem before manifold gasket work.

drove car for two days, then today speedo started working again - out of the blue.

befuddled.

Have been noticing a strange burnt smell under hood lately, and the "trac off" / "service engine soon" & "antilock brake" lights
have lately been coming on simultaneously, but intermittently, especially on wet pavement -- don't know if any is related to speedo issue .

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Check and or replace your speed sensor if that does not work replace the instrument cluster - you can find one at almost any salvage yard.

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