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My 89 Buick Skylark speedometer reads 10 mph fast.

I had the wrong size tires, they were smaller than they should have been. I thought that was the problem so I baught the right size tires, it made it better but still not accurate. Can the speedometer or speed sensor be recallibrated or do I have to replace them?

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There is no censor for speed on a buick skylark.
i have an 88 same motor and everything
u jumped a tooth on the gear that drives the needle.
u have to pop the dash off and get to the problem behind the main gauge and the needle assembley should come right out. either that or you stripped the gear and its just going wherever it pleases.

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