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Speedometer quit working, it is not a digital speedo, it is a regular needle speedometer

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Have you pulled the cable off the back of the speedo to see if it is broken

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Speedometer quit working on my 97 susuki marauder. Cable seems to be in ok shape.


Pull the cable out of the transmission and twirl the gear on the end of the cable, while someone watches the speedometer needle for slight movement. If the needle doesn't move, the cable probably broke. They often break close to that end, sometimes farther along the cable. Buy a replacement cable and fit it on. You will have to unsnap it from the back of the speedometer to replace. Unless you can get your hand up under to the cable end, you may have to pull out the instrument cluster-just a few inches to get your hand in back of the cluster. It is usually a pinch type fitting. Pinch or squeeze together the retainer to pull from the speedo.

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Could be the speed sensor or the gear that drives it. If yours is digital, could be the motor in the dash that turns the speedometer needle.

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Speedometer quit working


this is normal for all cars. this old, !
what is your question. most Geo speedos die at 150k miles.
you forgot to say, did odometer die too? big time error that...
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my guess, is , you are asking how to diagnose the speedo,
right?
ok pull the cable at tranny, and spin it by hand (or drill) in the same
direction as the needle moves, in dash.
mine is CCW direction
so spin it in CCW dir. and see if the needle moves up scale.
if not , maybe the cable is snapped, inside.
so pull the cable out. is it snapped?
if not the head is bad, if both the speedo and odometer
are dead,
here is one page showing how to do that.
if both are dead , it can only be 3 things.
1: BAD HEAD.
2: BAD CABLE
3: tranny gears x2 bad,one or both stripped, (plastic gears)
the test is easy, spin it from down under. and look.
do not pull the cable down under or the cable will disengage the head, and slip (simple sqaure drive it is)
gettting the head out is another long story.

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My 1992 Saturn SI speedometer has stopped working , what is the problem ?


if I remember right, this is a regular mechanical speedo. have a shop check to see if your speedo cable has broken, either at the speedo needle in the instruments, or on the transmission. if there are any electronics tied to the instrument cluster, check for blown fuses and other electronic damage.

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Speedometer stopped working


it has no cable, it is an electronic speedo, you will need to pull the speedo out and send it out for repair, here is a place that can do the work much cheaper than the dealer. call them.1-888-495-2777

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When i accelarate the speedometer goes to 35 mph and stops. the faster you go, the speedometer drops below 35 mph.


the sppedometer gets a signal from the vehicle speed sensor in the transmission. The speedo cluster then converts that signal nd sends it to the speedo & odometer and to the enine computer. I suspect you have a bad speedo head. Does the odomter record correctly?

Buy a used speeo on Ebay for a good price. Analog (needle) or digital (numbers)?

more info

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/villagerquest/

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Speedometer not working


If the speedo is the only thing that is not working then it has a defective stepper motor, that is the little motor that moves the needle, it can be repaired, most of the cost is removing the speedo and re-installing it, so if u can do that u will save allot of green, ask the dealer for the name and phone number of the company that fixes there speedo's, don't go through the dealer, they will 2X the repair bill, go directly to the repair station.

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You probably have a broken speedometer cable. Was the needle wagging back and forth and making strange noises periodically before it quit working?

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sound like the alternate my friend. before you replace it take it to autozone and have them check it. its free and could save you a couple hundred buck

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