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Speedometer not working

Turn key to on , speedometer needle moves to 0 miles. Start to drive needle stsys at 0 mph

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Could be the speed sensor on the transmission or the speedometer on the dash. Does the odometer work ?

Posted on Dec 09, 2012

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you will need to trace the cable to the top side of the transmission and make sure it is still installed, if it is then the cable may be bad. Good Luck Tim

Posted on Jan 11, 2011

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