Question about 1988 Dodge Dakota

2 Answers

There is a piece that connects to the side of the transmission that the speedometer cable ataches to it also has a 2 prong wireing plug that connects to it. I need to know what this is called so I can buy a new one. Can anyone help me?

Posted by on

×

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 61 Answers

Vehicle speed sensor.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

Testimonial: "thank you very much"

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Dodge Master
  • 3,433 Answers

It may be your neutral safety switch or bsck up lamp switch.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

I have a 96 Chrysler Sebring. I replaced input n output sensors on tranny. My speedometer still doesn't work. Is there a cable from speedometer to tranny


if you have done all the above and the sensors and wires are good give these guys a shout, they maybe able to help

southernelectronics.com

Apr 09, 2015 | 1996 Chrysler Sebring

1 Answer

Locate speedometer cable


The speed meter cable arises from rear middle side of the transmission and is attached to the rear of combination meter assembly. It is a two part system. One is the inner speed meter wire and the outer cable or sleeve, in which the inner speed meter wire rotates to show the vehicle speed. The speed meter cable is in some Toyota models is made up or two cables, a smaller cable near the transmission side and larger one towards the meter, which are joined together to form a single piece First look up the inner wire of smaller piece and then pull out the other larger inner wire, without removing the whole cable. If it is found broken, replace the whole assembly.
To replace the speed meter cable assembly, unscrew the cable at the transmission side. Sit on a driver's seat, open the Philips screws from under side of the combination meter. Pull out the whole cover by tilting it to release from the steering wheel. Unscrew the 4 Philips screws, pull out the meter assembly a bit, bend your claw to approach behind the meter assembly, push the speed meter plastic lock force fully towards the cable and pull out the cable.
Ask your companion to slowly pull out the cable from the engine compartment side and you also push the cable towards the same direction simultaneously to take it out.
Install the new cable in the reversed order of dis assembly.
Hope that works. Thank you.

Jun 19, 2014 | 1991 Toyota Corolla

2 Answers

Speedometer dose not work in my 1993 chevy extended cab 2WD


check the cable first. It connects into the driver side rear of the transmission tail. Remove the cable from the transmission...
you shoud see a short section that was farther into the trans, and that piece will go into a small plastic gear.
check those for damage.
the end of the cable should spin freely with fingers.
if not spinning, broken off, or the plastic gear is damaged, it's a pretty easy fix.

Apr 20, 2013 | 1993 Chevrolet C1500

3 Answers

Nissan Maxima speedometer reads 20 mph but actual speed is 40-50 mph, is my transmission going bad?


NO, IT'S NOT THE TRANSMISSION! SOUNDS LIKE A SPEEDOMETER PROBLEM! THAT WOULD BE ONE OF THREE THINGS! EITHER THE SPEEDOMETER, THE CABLE, OR THE SPEED SENSOR! THE SPEED SENSOR WILL USUALLY GIVE YOU A P0500 CODE ON AN OBD-II CODE READER! THE SPEED SENSOR IS ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL LOCATED ON THE TRANSMISSION! SOME HAVE A SPEEDOMETER CABLE HOOKED TO THEM, AND SOME JUST HAVE A 2 WIRE PLUG THAT HOOKS TO IT!

Mar 04, 2011 | 2000 Nissan Maxima

1 Answer

Where does a speedometer cable hook up to on a 1996 mercury mystique spree


speedometer is an electronic device that is just below the right side of the starter on the standard transmission. I plugs into the wiring harness.

Feb 13, 2011 | 1996 Mercury Mystique

2 Answers

Just bought a 65 mustang coupe. the speedometer doesn't work. the fuel gauge and the other components work on it, but can't figure out why the speedometer doesn't work. i've unsrewed and taken out the...


Remove the speedometer cable and manually turn the cable inside the covering. If the cable turns then the problem is in the transmission. There is a small gear where the cable connects inside the transmission that wears out. Once it does you lose the speedometer. Have this gear replaced or replace it yourself and it should resolve your problem.

Oct 07, 2009 | Ford Mustang Cars & Trucks

6 Answers

96 honda accord speedometer not working


you need a new speed sensor located on the gearbox with 2 size ten bolts holding it on and a 3 pin connection going into it! heres a pic http://www.hondacivicrepairs.com/views/honda-civic-speed-sensor.JPG

Mar 24, 2009 | 1996 Honda Accord

1 Answer

Vss location on 2000 miata


VEHICLE SPEEDOMETER SENSOR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the transmission oil.
  3. Disconnect the vehicle speedometer sensor connector.
  4. Remove the vehicle speedometer sensor.
  5. Apply transmission oil to a new O-ring and install it on a new vehicle speedometer sensor.
  6. Install the vehicle speedometer sensor. Tightening torque 69.5 - 95.4 inch lbs.
  7. Connect the vehicle speedometer sensor connector.
  8. Add the specified amount and type of transmission oil.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.

Oct 08, 2008 | 2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2 Answers

Frank


does not have one. fill through speedometer gear hole

Jun 28, 2008 | 1994 Ford Aspire

1 Answer

Speedometer wire


I have some good news and some bad news for you. The bad news is that chances are real good that the speedometer cable is broken. The good news is, it's not hard to replace. The speedometer cable goes from the transmission directly to your speedometer in the dash. Look at the firewall from the engine side and you will see a black cable about a ½" thick coming out behind the instrument cluster. That's the speedometer cable housing. Trace it down to were it meets the transmission. There will be a large, screw on type connector. With either the proper size wrench or a pair of pliers, unscrew the fitting and remove it. Inside you will see a cable with a square end. That is you will if it's not broken off. If you don't see it, look into the fitting it screws into. You will see a square fitting that the cable fits into. If the piece is in there, pull it out with a pair of needle nose pliers. Chances are it won't be broken there.
Now sit in the car (I'm assuming your boyfriend has been doing the dirty work so far) and watch the needle in the speedometer. Have him turn the cable itself sharply in both directions and see if the needle moves. If it doesn't, then you have a broken cable or a bad speedometer. But I'd bet real money it's the cable. If he has a reversible drill, he can chuck the end of the cable into it and run the drill in both directions, that will tell for sure.
If it does move or show a speed, then you have a bad pinion gear inside the transmission. The only way to fix that is to open up the transmission and replace it.
Okay, to replace the cable follow it from the transmission to the fire wall noting the route and undoing any holding attachments. When you reach the firewall, it's time to move inside the car. The instrument cluster has to come out. You can go to the library and look up the procedure for that exact car. If you can, check out the book and bring it home. If not, photocopy the page(s) and use that. Removing the cluster is not that difficult to do.
Once you have it loose, push the cable through from the engine side and guide the cluster out. There are generally 2 large plugs that plug into it. Move out the cluster enough to reach the plugs and unplug them. You have to be gentle, even though they are hard to unplug. Once you have them unplugged, it's time to unhook the cable from the speedometer. Some have a plastic latch you have to press to release it, some are screw in and some are a push and twist.
Once you have it disconnected, pull the cable out from the engine side and throw it away. To install the new cable, just reverse what you just did. And that's it, you're done. Take it for a ride to make sure it works and you're in business. Make sure when you put the new cable in you do not kink it or run it near anything hot. Just route it the same way it was and you'll be okay. One more thing, I would recommend taking the old cable with you when you go get the new one, just so you can match it up and be sure you're getting the correct one.
And Natalie, if all else fails, you can throw the stupid car away. ::Running for the door::

Jun 20, 2008 | 2004 Pontiac Vibe

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

60 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8210 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...