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Hello My 18 year old neighbour bought his first car last week, a '95 Chrysler Stratus 2.0 with manual gear box. Now the tachometer is broken, I was told that there were some plastic parts inside it (sprockets?) which were damaged. And that there is one piece inside the engine right below the tachometer which also needs to be replaced. The local shop took a look at the car and told him that in order to replace the tachometer they had to remove the gearbox and some other things, it would take about 8-10 hours to fix it. Concidering the rates here in Norway, this repair will cost him more than the car did. My first question is: Is it really neccessary to remove the gearbox to replace the tachometer? And then the next question: Is it possible to override the tachometer? I know this is a safety issue, but if the only consequence is that the engine is shut down at high rpm, I guess this is something he can live with until he gets a new car. (It is possible to avoid high rpm, and if he still does - well, then he has to get a new car) Thanks!

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  • sandsgaa Sep 10, 2010

    Thanks again, this forum is really helpful and quick!

    Now I've been told that it is not the rev counter that is damaged, it is the speedometer...
    My suggestion was to buy a GPS if he wants to know the speed instead of fixing the damaged speedometer - the GPS is much cheaper and may be used in his next car.
    I thought this was a good idea, until someone mentioned the problems when it comes to insurance (milage) and that the authorities needs to be 'convinced' that a gps is just as good as a built-in speedometer..

    So I guess an expencive repair is needed....

    Thanks anyway - I've learned a lot about Chrysler :)

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The engine has a rev limiter inbuilt,so after 6250 revs it will cough and sputter.the rev counter is for people who drive to strict rev limits to conserve fuel,and the obvious drivers who drive to the max power/engine revs for "fun"most men drive to the "sound" of the engine,so a rev counter is excess to requirements....save your money.(once he gets his "no claims discount" down he will buy a bmw anyway.........)
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  • sandsgaa Sep 10, 2010

    Thank you for your quick reply!

    There is one other question - does the tachometer have any direct influence on the engine other than preventing high rpm? (Fuel injection and so on?)

  • geoff hunter Sep 10, 2010

    NONE WHATEVER,THE DRIVE FROM THE GEARBOX IS DIRECT TO THE REV COUNTER....
    later model cars use electric pulses from the distributor,and that also has no effect on the engine.

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