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Speedometer sometimes works

What would cause the speedometer to work occasionally

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  • phippsmh Feb 18, 2009

    Erratic speedometer. Sometimes it works fine, but 99% of the time it just bounces around.

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A bad speedometer cable , fuse , or a bad sensor take it to a authorized dealer that knows what they r doing but first check all your fuses

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The speedometer bounces and sometimes does'nt work at all, and odometer hasn't changed sametime


Right off the bat it sounds like a broken speedometer cable. As the cable spins from the gearing of the transmission it is clicking against the broken part of the cable running to the speedometer gauge. The frictional clicking is what's causing your needle to bounce around. Since the cable is probably broken and cannot spin long enough to move the odometer numbers. Raise your vehicle safely and disconnect the speedometer from the transmission. then see if you can pull the cable out of the housing. If only a portion of the cable comes out, then that should answer your question. Be careful when you disconnect the speedometer cable from the transmission as not to lose any small pieces that cause the drive mechanism to work.

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For speedometer related issues,the help links are provided below.Click the link below to go through its details :----

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/speedometer-not-working.html

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http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-brake-lights-warning-indicator.html

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My speedometer don't work at all and the speedometer stays at 120 MPH But jumps occasionally


you have a bad speedometer, its common and not a huge deal to fix or even a serious issue your best bet is to have it fixed by a mechanic and youll be good to go, no big deal

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All the gauges seem to work except the speedometer


On my 1999 Cirrus the speedometer would work sometimes and other times not. Now not at all. The cruise control always works though. I have a shop manual and found that the instrument cluster has self diagnostics. Press in the digital odometer button and hold it. Then turn the ignition on without starting. The needles will then move to different positions, then each indicator light will come on one at a time. If the speedometer needle doesn't move during diagnostics, then you need to replace the circuit board that attaches to the back of the cluster. You can order one for just over $200 at http://www.discountmoparparts.net.

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Most likely a speed sensor is going bad (most cars and truck do not use mechanical speedometer cables anymore) most sensors are located near the differential in rwd cars or near the drive shaft on the transmission. Best bet is to get a Haynes manual for your car to help locate the speed sensor. Remove it and take it to the auto parts store so you can visually compare it to the replacement. Install the new speed sensor and it should restore your speedometer and odometer.

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Check the line from your speedometer and follow it down to your tranny. Check to see if it is connected properly.

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I have a similar problem with the speedo needle which sticks at 0 occasionally. To get it working I tap firmly on the front of the instrument panel and it pops right up. I don't know the cause but it isn't a major issue. Try it.

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