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Not much info to go on, If your speedometer is not working it is more than likely a speed sensor. On the 96 it is located on the rear differential. It bolts in on the top of the hogs head, and only takes a single 10 mm bolt to hold it in. Before you replace it, take if off and clean it and try it. Sometimes the magnet gets too much wear particles on it to read the pulses. If that does not work , replace it before having to go to the computer or the cluster. 9 ot of 10 times it is just the speed sensor,.

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