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Frozen speedometer in cold weather it hangs up around 55 and 85 the needle moves up and down but not to zero. this happen last winter but it only lasted one day but this time so far it has bet three weeks. it hard to know your speed . i hope you can help me

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  • Edward Forster
    Edward Forster Dec 29, 2010

    FROZEN SPEEDOMETER IN COLD WEATHER ONLY HAD THIS PROBLEM LAST WINTER ONE DAY ONLY. BUT THIS YEAR IN PENNA. IT BEEN VERY COLD IT HANGS UP AT 55MPH OR 85 MPH THE NEEDLE MOVES UP AND DOWN TO 55MPH OR 85 MPH IF WE HAVE A WARM SPELL THE NEEDLE WILL GO DOWN TO ZERO

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It may be the sensor within your transmission/clutch gearbox.This would be a very tedious and complicated self repair so you really need to take it to a shop for evaluation.Preferably AAA approved.I wish I had more but getting under a car in winter is very dangerous to do without a good solid hydraulic lift,and could take a couple of hours.Unless you have a garage to work in,it would be much safer,easier.Please let me know your situation and I will guide you,however,sometimes it is worth it to have someone fix it if you do not have the proper tools,supports for wheels,hydraulic jack,and probably a couple of other things which do not come to mind as of now.Please let me know how you want to proceed and I will reply accordingly.If you have any questions or need more help,just comment here and I will get an autolink to your post and reply ASAP.I really encourage responses so I can follow up properly as I know where you stand and asking someone else restarts all the explaining because we cannot see other 'Expert's' responses.Good luck,Greg

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Hello i can assist you your speed sensor is malfunctioning it is a electrical switch located inn your transmission this switch is common to behave in these weather conditions when the switch is defective you might consider looking into replacement of tour speed sensor switch.

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  • John Jon Dec 29, 2010

    Your speed sensor is frozen these are well known for this once moister sets in and freezes up that causes the switch to swell because of the expansion of being frozen and become dense and very accurate they behave in such manner as your sensor is once they dry out a little these will function>however i have replace 5-8 of these per week in cold snap weather.Point and fact these will not always active a check engine light most times.

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