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Speed sensor nissan quest

My speedometer works sometimes. Sometimes it doesnt. My cruise control doesnt work when the speedometer isnt telling me how fast im moving either. My overdrive light sometimes flashes on the dash when I start the car up and sometimes it doesnt. I bought the car on October 2012 and I didnt notice that the transmission had a knock but only when I was driving real slow, like in stop and go traffic. Im wondering if this has anything to do with why my speed ometer isnt working.

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SOURCE: Cruise Control Problems

Possibly a fuse if you haven't checked, My MAX a/c switch wouldn't light up or work so I looked at the fuses and the wrong fuse was in the blower and cig lighter so I changed them and the a/c is working perfectly so check to make sure the fuses are the correct ones or they possibly wont work!!!

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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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: 2002 Nissan Quest speedometer - not working

Its most likely related. Vehicle speed sensor is bad

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Nissan Quest - Engine chatter/knocking

Ther e is a chance your injectors are leakin g down and there is excess fuel in the cylinders. Not a good thing. So, you fuel pressure and injectors need chkg. good luck

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Speedometer, Odometer, Trip Odometer stopped working

yes the transmission speed sensor has most likely failed, to confirm this have a trouble code test run

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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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.

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If it was your ABS sensor, you ABS light would come on in your dash.
Good luck and hope this helps

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