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I have the same problem with both a 1970 Chevy Nova and a 1981 Ford F150. Both have a broken speedometer. On the truck it reads zero most of the time but in higher speeds like 40 and on it flutters between 5-10 mph. On the Nova it is 15 miles slow. Would they be the same problem; just change the speedometer cable or could they be different problems?

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  • ronnsuz Sep 02, 2010

    Sounds good. As old as these cars are, I doubt it is a speed sensor. Thanks

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Hi,

It seems more like a problem with cable than speed sensor. What i have seen - In case if the speedometer is accurate at lower speed and fluctuates at higher speed, then it could be a speed sensor.However, if the speedometer is reading zero at lower speed and fluctuates at higher speed, more often it is ' speedometer cable '.But , i cannot rule out speed sensor.

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