Question about 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
The reason the speedometer stopped working would be the speed sensor.
Sounds like the vehicle speed sensor is not working or the gear on it is stripped. If you look at the rear housing of the transmission, you will see a black plastic sensor protruding from it with a two wire connector and the speedometer cable attached to it. The sensor might be coming apart or the gear that is driven off the output shaft is stripped. The speed sensor, along with the governor, tells the transmission when to shift. You can remove the sensor by simply taking out the bolt that holds it in. A small bracket around the sensor is secured by this bolt. Carefully look at the nylon gear to see if it is worn through the middle.
Thank You for using Fixya.com
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 25, 2016 | Cars & Trucks
Sep 18, 2013 | 2000 Pontiac Bonneville
Jul 17, 2013 | Cars & Trucks
Nov 20, 2012 | Cars & Trucks
Aug 28, 2012 | 1998 Toyota Camry
Jan 18, 2012 | Cars & Trucks
Jun 11, 2011 | 1999 Dodge Intrepid
Mar 24, 2011 | 1999 Dodge Intrepid
Oct 16, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Caravan
Dec 18, 2008 | 1997 Ford Escort
284 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!