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Speedometer does work

When vehicle is turned off..gauge is between 60 and 70...when started and proceeding...gauge goes to 120 quickly...there is a "ping" which stops when foot is taken off accelerator....please tell me this is something simple like a sensor or something easily fixed for not for big bucks!

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  • permitink Feb 12, 2009

    Thanks a bunch...I was afraid of that....apparently there is a lawsuit pending on such a matter.



    I will contact dealer...and I will contact GM.....I also have a problem with the intake seals going bad...have to take top of engine off to repair.....$45,000.00 automobile...88,000 miles...maintained perfectly....love the truck, the ride...really very upset about what is seeming to be continued problems...I am a second owner...vehicle belonged to my sister in the funeral business...light duty...well mainted there too....that's why I bought it when she did her 3 year trade....WOW! Thanks for listening..you confirmed what I thought..thank you!

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Hello, this problem is due to a failing stepper motor. The stepper motor is the motor behind the gauge that controls the movement of the needle. When a stepper motor begins to go out it will cause the gauge needle to stick, skip around, stay at zero or max out on the gauge. The only way to fix the problem is to replace the stepper motor with a new one. While replacing one motor it is best to go ahead and replace them all as the others will go out in time as well. Your cluster will have one motor for each gauge. Here's a link to a page showing exactly how to replace a GM stepper motor and where to get the correct parts to do the job! DIY Finally How To Repair GM Instrument Cluster At Home Speedometer And...

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Instrument cluster needsto be replaced. check with your dealer may be covered under an extended warranty

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    TripleTauto Feb 13, 2009

    thye do have their issues but i have an 02 z71 suburban with 150k miles on it and runs like a new one have seen a good many with 200-300k miles running great. the cluster is a problem and gm has stood behind it and will probably help you out on it. intake seals I assume you have the cold start miss? this is also an issue but is a fairly simple fix should be about $300 repair

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