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My speedometer on my 2005 AMC Pick up isn't

My speedometer on my 2005 GMC Pick up isn't working. The needle only moves between 70mph to 120mph but I'm not going that fast. It no longer drops down to zero. What could be wrong?

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Just buy the stepper motors from Ebay for 40.00 X 25 168 and follow this link.

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    ricky27 wrote:
    Just buy the stepper motors from Ebay for 40.00 X 25 168 and follow this link.


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Hi, your speedometer drive motor is wearing out, pretty common on these trucks for the instrument cluster gauges to stop working like this, usually after you get a few miles on the truck.

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    Just buy the stepper motors from Ebay for 40.00 X 25 168 and follow this link.


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Pretty common problem with these. Here's a guide to learn how to fix GM instrument clusters yourself, I used it to fix mine and it worked great.How to guide for Silverado instrument cluster repair
Pretty common problem with these. Here's a guide to learn how to fix GM instrument clusters yourself, I used it to fix mine and it worked great.How to guide for Sierra instrument cluster repair

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