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My speedometer don't work I've replaced the transmission speed sensor and it fixed the odometer but did nothing to help the speed indicator to know how fast I'm driving. What else do I need to check?

1994 Toyota corolla 1.8, 4 speed with overdrive

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Its possible that your ECU electronic control unit is failing to send info from the trans to your dashboard or perhaps wiring is faulty (common at trans plug). Use a code reader to scan for any problems with ECU - It could also be a fuse...

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