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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Speedometer Cable and Housing
Common signs include the speedometer fluctuating erratically, not registering, or making squealing noises.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Speedometer Cable
Common signs include the speedometer needle wavering or not moving, squealing noises behind the dashboard, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
How Long Does a Speedometer Cable Last?
Speed limits are there to help provide better safety on the road. They’re not set arbitrarily. You need to know how fast you’re traveling in order to ensure that you’re both safe,...
How Long Does a Speedometer Cable and Housing Last?
Your car’s speedometer is a crucial component. It’s responsible for telling you how fast you’re traveling. If you have a newer car, your speedometer is electronic, even if the readout...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Speed Control Assembly
Common signs include cruise control not engaging or not maintaining the same speed and the Cruise Control Light staying on even when not activated.
How Long Does a Speed Control Assembly Last?
Using the gas pedal allows you to speed up and control the car on the road, but it can be a chore when driving long distances on relatively flat roads with...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Speedometer Sensor
Common signs include the speedometer not working, cruise control not engaging, Check Engine Light coming on, and loss of power.
How Long Does a Speedometer Sensor Last?
While a mechanical speedometer will use a speedometer cable attached to the driveshaft and transmission, that’s not the case with an electronic speedometer, such as is used in most modern vehicles. These...
How Cruise Control Works
The flashing red and blue lights are behind you. All the traffic passing by you slows slightly and stares just a bit longer than usual. The officer walks up to your window, tears the...
Is it Safe to Drive With a Donut Tire?
When one of your tires goes out, it is replaced with a donut tire (also called a spare tire, although a spare tire is typically the same size as a regular tire)....
How to Replace a Speedometer
The speedometer is a critical part of the vehicle. It tells the driver a greatly important detail: how fast he or she is going. This is a safety feature...
How to Replace the Speedometer Sensor on Most Cars
The speedometer has a sensor that fails if the speedometer or cruise control do not work, the Check Engine Light comes on, or the vehicle loses power.
How to Replace a Speedometer Cable and Housing on Most Cars
The speedometer cable and housing go bad when the speedometer needle does not work, only works erratically, or there is squealing under the dashboard.
4 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Speedometer
The speedometer on a car is located on the dashboard, and displays how fast the vehicle is going while it is in motion. Today, speedometers are electronic and come standard on all vehicles. Common...
How to Buy a Good Quality Speedometer Sensor
Modern vehicles are great: they offer so many advanced features to help keep you safe on the road. The speedometer sensor is one of those great inventions – created to help you...

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My car is still acting up and the speedometer and odometer is not working.
Hi there. First remove the battery cables both positive and ground. Go in the cab and operate everything, even though there is no power. After 12 minutes put the battery cables back on. This will drain all power to the...
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Speedometer Working only after cold starts and Stops working after temperature increases and drops to zero and stays there
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely going to have an issue with the vehicle speed sensor or the wiring between these components. Both of them can be tested. The vehicle speed sensor is responsible for passing/generating...
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Speedometer stopped working, how do I repair it? 2003 Audi A6
Hello - most likely the speedometer sensor has failed, or the wiring to it has become disconnected. Check that first. It's also possible that the speedometer sensor drive gear has failed (small plastic gear), or the instrument panel speedo gauge...
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Can you raise the top speed control?
Hi there. There are two ways to speed up the vehicle. The first is to replace the output shaft speed sensor in the transmission to sense a slower speed, thus confusing the computer to make the car drive faster. The...
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Can you raise the electronic speed shutdown point?
Hi there. You would have to either reprogram your computer to accommodate for the speed change or change out the speed sensor in the transmission to confuse the computer to allow the vehicle to go faster than the speed limiter....
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2.0 rav4 when doing 80 speedo reads 40
Hello there, many common faults will cause speedometer issues with your 2000 Toyota RAV4. The first step is to check the vehicle for what code is stored in the computer, this will help pinpoint where the issue may lie. There...
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I double clicked my hazardous lights and my car beeped and a yellow blinking light turned on next to my speedometer
Hey there. Have you read your owner's manual to see if the double-click command had a vehicle system response? Sometimes a sequence of button presses may activate a system response. Your double-click may or may not be related. If there...
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My dashboard instrument panel stopped working all of a sudden
Instrument panel failures were a problem with this model, largely caused by water leaks in the windshield/cowl area that found their way to the instrument cluster (Technical Service Bulletin 383318). There was even an informal customer satisfaction program early in...
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Why my car EPS getting hard after 50 to 60 km.
Hi there. First get a code reader and scan the engine computer for any pending or stored codes as the check engine light is on. This will give you a starting point where to begin a diagnostic troubleshooting for you...
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Fuel gauge failure
Hello there, you have several issues going on with your 1995 BMW 740iL. The fuel gauge issues and the speedometer faults may be related or separate issues. The speedometer has a few common faults such as a speedo gear failure,...
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Speedometer has quit working.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty transmission speed sensor. The transmission speed sensor relays output shaft speed on the transmission to the ECU which then translates this to the speedometer. When this sensor is not working...
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ABS Light on, speedometer not responding, and air conditiong shuts down
Hello. Since you are receiving multiple warning lights, you will want to start by having the vehicle scanned for diagnostic troubleshooting codes. This will give you some insight to the issues the computer has already detected, and will make diagnosis...
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Brake Light on, ABS light on, speedometer to zero and temperature some to zero. This problem sometimes occur and it's not usual.
Hello. Sounds like you have multiple problems. Check fuses first of course, then check the brake light switch, are brake lights coming on when you press the pedal? Get the problem codes from the ABS system - it's possible there...
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Speedometer not working
Hello there, you are correct. Both of the codes on your 2001 Hyundai Elantra can relate to the speedometer. The P0720 code is for output speed sensor circuit fault, this can be caused by a faulty speed sensor, a wiring...
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P0720 and P1529 codes and speedometer is not working.
Hi there. The OBD-II Error code P0720 indicates that a transmission speed sensor is faulty or receiving faulty data; which can cause your speedometer to not function. In most cases, this is more of an inconvenience, however, the speed sensor...
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My speedometer has stopped working
Hi there. There are a few parts that impact the speedometer's operation. However, the most common cause of speedometer issues on your type of vehicle is the transmission speed sensor. In some cases, it's just the outside housing or electrical...
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Odometer stopped working 1994 Chevrolet K2500
Hello - your truck has a digital instrument cluster. It is possible that either a speed sensor, or something in the clusters electrical components is failing. (These are notorious for failures) There are rebuilders for these clusters who can offer...
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I had the mechanic to replace my vehicle speed senor and now my speedometer do not work. what must do to get my speedmeter working
You will need to first determine if the speed sensor is faulty or not. If the sensor is working correctly and was connected up then you will need to determine if the speedometer is broken inside. If the miles move...
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Why would my radio and speedometer stop working on my 2004 Chevrolet Malibu
Hello. If both of these issues started occurring at the same time it is because there is an issue with voltage in the system. Most of the time on this vehicle it is caused by either a low battery, a...
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Speedometer stops working
Depending on the type of vehicle you have and how the speedometer is actuated is going to be different. You may have a speed sensor in the transmission and run off of the out put shaft or a sensor in...

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