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Speedometer needle on the wrong side of resting pin

My speedometer is on the wrong side of the resting pin, it turns the proper direction when driving, but is stopped by the resting pin from moving beyond the resting pin

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replace speed sensor

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SOURCE: my speedometer bocunce off betwween 140 and beyond

Check the gear in the trans.Also check the cable to gear in the trans.The gear is plastic and where the cable goes in the plastic cable,it can wear out the square hole.also the plastic gear on the inside(other end where the cable goes in the trans.)can wear down and slip as the gear on the trans turns.This gear is removable,and can be purchased at the dealer,not expensive.

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