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Odometer sticks at 20 mph. what parts need to be replaced?

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You need to replace the speed sensor its located on the tranny on the top part.

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Why is speedometer sticking?


if the odometer does not stick, watch carefully , the 1/10s digit.
drive slow, no bumps when it sticks and watch ODOMeter
if odometer dont stick the needle side is, as all do this old.
for 90s cars, vast numbers stick and more every day
as owners hedge , gee $200 fix .or more.......
get a GPS speedo and use that, or glue on a cell phone holder
and use a free app, (GPS speed) to see speed.
there you go, all choices.
the cable has 2 ends.
head end if dead, the speedo and odometer stall.
the other end, has gear to trans tail shaft,
so it measures actually road wheel RPM and converts that to speed.
the cable can be broken on both end or the middle.
the bottom end can fail strip out or its gear go bad.
fixed them all, every which way but loose.
easy no? easypeasy-japaneezey
if the odometer freezes too, that means the cable end is bad.850403f4-cfb0-4822-8bea-bd0bef80f062.jpg

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Please I'm still waiting for any solution What My 1995 c280 Mercedes Benz can not raise or fire beyond 20 odometer at idle, please what could be the problem


every one is having trouble trying to understand what you are saying
cannot fire or raise ----does that mean cannot accelerate the engine
beyond 20 odometer does that mean faster than 20 mph(klm ph)
or does it simply mean that it will not rev higher than 2000 rpm on the tachometer
a odometer reads speed and a tacho reads engine rpms
so you can see why no one is answering your question
it is confusing as to what you are saying

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take the dash apart and check to see if neddle is stuck.. if not take to a speedo shop and they will fix it.

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My odometer on my 1995 Honda is bad. When I turn the key on, the speed dial goes to 20 mph. After starting the car the dial continues to stay at 20 mph. There have been a few times that the dial worked...


Might be your vss (vehicle speed sensor) giving you an erratic number. If this is not the case, then the electronics part of your od. has probably went haywire and needs to be replaced.

Dec 05, 2013 | 1995 Honda Accord

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1986 Alfa Romeo Spyder. WHen stopped, speedometer shows about 12 mph. At highway speed, it shows about 20 mph. Odomater seems fine.


Phylspilot, my 86 Spider never displayed less than 10 mph. If you look closely, you should see a tiny pin that the needle touches at about 10 mph. That prevents it from ever falling to zero. The needle will not move up until the speed exceeds 10. From my experience, that is normal. In your case, not displaying >20 is NOT normal.

The problem could be a few different things. Since the odometer appears to be working ok (I assume you checked that it racks up the miles at a rate commensurate with your approx speed), the speed needle may be sticking. I had the opposite problem with mine - speed needle okay, and odometer messed up.

I recommend pulling the speedometer housing out of the dash and checking to see if anything is causing the needle to bind. If it isn't, then check the fine spring where the needle is attached to ensure the spring is okay. You should be able to move the needle with your finger smoothly and have it return gently to the start position (in your case 12 mph).

This is a tricky operation. If you remove the needle from the stem, carefully place it back on the stem. Do this without moving the stem. Just reinsert the speed needle on the stem exactly at the small pin that holds the pin at about 10 mph.

Check the entire speedometer housing for cracks. Any crack could be enough to prevent proper operation. (That was the source of my odometer issue.)

Have fun putting it all back together.

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the speedometer/odometer problem sounds like the vehicle speed sensor, which is ususally found on your front wheels, the stalling out sounds like an unrelated problem, but i couldnt tell you where to start for that one

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the sensor on the gearbox needs replaced common problem with that age group. sensers are around 20-30 quid hope this helps?

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