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Hyundai Santa Fe 2001 speedo

Speedo stopped working is it cable driven or electrical?
If electrical where is the sensor and how easy to replace?

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It is only your sensor

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

  • Faisal makki Jun 10, 2008

    If you speedo meter is hunting or flicker at times, it could be cable or sensor. My speedometer was hunting and I just open my front dashboard and tightened the connection.

    Below is one of the problem solved by someone.

    This happened to me a couple years ago in a Dodge Caravan. The problem was the speedometer sensing unit. When it goes bad, the automatic transmission defaults to a "safe" mode where it stays in second gear. It was a long, slow drive out of the mountains and back into town and the transmission shop, but I was sure glad to hear it was just a sensor (less than $100 including labor) and not a transmission problem.



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