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1996 cavalier speedo quit working .now tranny will not shift of first.replaced vss sensor fluid and filter.

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  • john r.crocker May 14, 2009

    You were right ,the larger diameter gear inside the transmission where the governor is housed spins freely and also has chipped spots on the gear.I guess its time to pull the tranny.Do not see any other way to access the gear. Thank you ,your the man!

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I'm assuming this is an automatic transmission.

It sounds as though your drive gear in the transmission or on the governor has worn out and is not longer being driven when the vehicle moves. Without the governor, the transmission will not shift and the speedometer will not work as they are both driven from the same area.
You will have to remove the governor cover ( it is the cover the VSS or PM generator mounts) and remove the governor to see if the drive gear is damaged.
Let me know what you find.
Regards,

Posted on May 14, 2009

  • Bruce Bracey
    Bruce Bracey May 15, 2009

    Did you remove the govenor? Is it the gear on the govenor or the gear inside that is on the transmission output shaft.

    Let me know.

    Regards,

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