Question about 1989 Chevrolet K1500

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Speedometer not working all gauges work 700r4 trans ohms r good have ac voltage at cluster changed cluster when in air in od doing about 60mph speedo says 10mph

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  • tcampbell198 May 03, 2010

    yes it is a transmission out of a 91 camaro the gear on the tailshaft is good replaced the speed sensor and gear still only goes up to 10 mph vhen in air at high speed replaced cluster but not sure good

  • tcampbell198 May 03, 2010

    the speed sensor is from the camaro it is gear driven the 1500 has magnetic style gears r good speed sensors read the same the cluster does the same with different sensors

  • Zaraki May 11, 2010

    If there is an electronic speed sensor, have you removed it from the extension housing on the transmission and checked the drive gear for damage?



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Is the speed sensor that you are using the original one, or is it from the Camaro, or is it new for an 89 K1500?

The worm gear inside of the transmission on the output shaft that drives the speed sensor gear is not damaged?

No matter what speed sensor is installed the speedometer still reads the same?

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  • Zaraki May 03, 2010

    If the K1500 used a magnetic pick-up type sensor with a tone ring, and the speed sensor from the Camaro is gear driven, then the two different types of sensors might not generate the same signal pulse.

    The next thing to do would be to determine if the two sensors actually do generate the same signal pulse.

    If the two sensors do generate the same exact pulse then there is a problem with the speedometer.

    If the two sensors do not generate the same signal pulse, then either the speed sensor will have to be changed to match the speedometer, or the speedometer will have to be re-calibrated to match the speed sensor. I do know that OBD-II systems are very easy to re-calibrate because I have done so myself, but I am not sure how easy it is to re-calibrate your vehicle.



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