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I have a 97 volvo 850 I just replaced both drive axles and now noticed that the odometer is not working , but the speedo is working

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Check odometer ground wire on transaxle. make sure its tight.

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Volvo gle 850 1996


After I bought my '96 850, I found it had the same problem. In my case the speedometer worked fine, but not the odometer. A little research on the internet revealed that it's a common problem with these models.

There's a motor that drives the odometer separately from the speedometer, and the weak link in the chain is a tiny gear that turns the odometer when the motor runs. That gear is easily broken and even one missing tooth will disable your odometer.

The fix is relatively straight-forward, but requires you to remove the instrument panel and disassemble it in order to get to the motor housing and the broken gear. You won't have any trouble finding replacement parts on eBay that are much better made and will last you the rest of the life of the car. The difficulty level on this is about medium, but be careful when you've got the instrument panel disassembled; I wasn't cautious enough and ended up with a couple of my indicators out of alignment; my tachometer read zero when it was idling, and my fuel gauge only went up to 17 gallons when it was full, so I had to take it all apart again to reposition the gauges to get them to read correctly.

Jun 04, 2014 | 1996 Volvo 850

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How to disconnect odometer broken cable on Volvo sedan 1986 850 tubo


If the odometer stopped but it shows speed it is not the cable. There is a small plastic gear in the speedometer which will strip if you reset the trip odometer while the car is moving. Any speedo shop can repair it

May 19, 2014 | Volvo 850 Cars & Trucks

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Odometer stopped working


Replace the vehicle speed sensor first.

Feb 02, 2014 | Volvo 850 Cars & Trucks

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My 97 volvo was in an accident before i bought it and my speedometer works but my odometer doesn't what or where should i begin looking to fix it


The speedometer works from the speed sensor (top of transmission casing, near engine. The Odometer must run from a cable from the transmission housing toward the firewall and the instrument cluster. The cable is either disconnected, broken or worn. You need the disconnect it and turn it with a drill to see if it works.
Source : I had a mazda where the cable became all rounded up where it connects into the transmission, I had to change the odometer cable. I did however change the speed sensor on my 94 850.

Feb 19, 2013 | 1997 Volvo 850

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1994 volvo estate 850 glt odometer trip has stop working


the speedometer on this car is worked via an electric signal
from the abs system,if the odometer trip has failed it will
require a new speedo head as the odometer is integral
part of the speedo.should be able to pick up a second hand
unit relativly cheaply.
cheers Brian

Jun 06, 2011 | 1996 Volvo 850

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ODOMETER DOES NOT WORK . has same milage since i brought 1 month ago i have 95 volvo 850 wagon glt


Have the same car in the saloon version with the same problem. Apparently it's common with Volvos. Probably it's a gear on the odometer that's broken. Do a search on google for this problem and you will find step by step guides on how to fix it yourself and where to buy the part.

Apr 03, 2010 | 1995 Volvo 850

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Hi i have an 850 t5 estate the speedo is not working and neither is the odometer? car is a 1996


It's your abs control module. Remove your abs control module and send it out to be rebuilt. It should cost you less than $100. Check out the offerings on Ebay.

Mar 03, 2010 | 1997 Volvo 850

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Stuck odometer and intermitten problems with TRACS and ABS


i was driviing my '97 volvo 850glt ---it just died, i tried to start it again but it will turn over but not start any thoughts ?

Jan 05, 2010 | 1997 Volvo 850

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96 volvo 850 speedometer somtimes works then it drops to 0


Two questions: Is your odometer working? If not then it's probably a broken gear by the stepper motor that Emissionwiz mentioned. Is your ABS and/or TRACS light on intermittently or constantly. If so that is a common sign your ABS control module has gone or is going bad. This usually happens before the speedometer starts acting up. Either one of these will start intermittently and finally end up with the speedometer not functioning at all, and both are pretty common failures with this model.

Sep 28, 2009 | 1997 Volvo 850

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240 volvo 's speedometer doesnt work


check the wires plugged to the rear axle center /pull on them/if its the odometer the replace the gear in the speedo head IPD site

Aug 17, 2008 | 1987 Volvo 240

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