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Broken Speedometer? My speedometer in my 05 Cadillac Escalade is not working at all. I have been told it may be the speed sensor but I as I read more about symptoms of a bad speed sensor, Im not sure if that is what's broken. My car isn't jerking, no service lights are on, cruise control works perfectly. Its just the speedometer needle doesn't move. What could this be???

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You are correct in thinking if the speed sensor fails the check engine light should be on, and you should experience problems with the transmission.
It sounds like just the speedo has failed.

Posted on Jul 22, 2013

  • Ana Hernandez Jul 23, 2013

    So I should just replace the whole instrument cluster? Or is there a way to specifically fix the speedometer?

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    Stephen Jul 23, 2013

    I doubt there is much you can do yourself. A shop would get an exchange cluster and your damaged unit would be repaired much like getting a rebuilt starter. There are regional shops around the USA that repair electronic components.

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SOURCE: Speedometer erratic

I have the same problem with my car..It is the speedo in the car that is bad...check into getting that replaced it should work fine after that.

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SOURCE: Ford Escort Odometer Not Working

these can also be caused by a bad alternator

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Speedometer/odometer/cruise control isn't working.

It's your speed sensor at the transfercase on the drivers side i believe. Check the wire and clip to the sensor for any break or loose contacts. 
Easy fix and is about a 30 min job to do with simple tools. Un-clip the wire conntection, remove the retainer bolt and slide and sensor out. To install just do everything in reverse and add transmisson oil if needed.

Most of the time, it's going to be the sensor. Keep in mind that there are two sensor's so make sure it's the one on the output shaft at the transfercase. The other one is closer to the front of the transmission on the same side with is the input Volosity speed sensor.
If it was your ABS sensor, you ABS light would come on in your dash.
Good luck and hope this helps

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: speedometer

Your speed sensor is on the transmission on the drivers side mid way down the transmission dont think they run that much and are easy to replace. Should be a hard plastic coated thick wire.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 1991 Rolls Royce Silver Spur II. Speedometer,

These systems use an electronic speed sensor on the bell housing of the transmission. If this has failed, all 3 items will fail to operate. Check will either Flying Spares in the U.K.or with Albers in Zionville,Indiana (317)873-2360 and ask for Rusty in parts. Let me know if you need anything else.

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