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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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Check engine light.
YourMechanic does diagnose and repair speedometer malfunctions. If you desire that this problem be diagnosed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, simply request a speedometer diagnostic and the responding mechanic will get this resolved for...
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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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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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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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Speedometer stopped working and gauge lights stopped working after installing a subwoofer and a stereo.
Hi there. Check to see where the ground and positive wires to the subwoofer are attached to. Also check the remote wire, power wire, and the ground wire from the radio to where they are attached to. It is possible...
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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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My truck is stuck in 4L or 4H also the speedometer is saying I'm going 100 mph when I'm only going 20 mph. Is my GEM Module bad?
Hi there. The issue could be with the output shaft speed sensor on the tail shaft of the transfer case. The output shaft speed sensor is a sensor the registers the speed of the output shaft and lets the computer...
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My 2013 Ford Fusion doesn't have a odometer in the message center
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle's instrument cluster has a message center in the middle which will display a variety of information. You are able to change the display and the message that it carries with the appropriate...
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Stalling, transmission stuck in first gear
Hi. That can be so frustrating to have your car stall when you expect it to go! It is usually caused by an interruption in the delivery of fuel or spark. Technicians use diagnostic tests depending on the symptoms to...
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Speedometer/odometer quit working.
The speedometer is electronically controlled. Typically, there is a mini stepper (positioning) motor mounted on the instrument cluster PCB and it receives a signal from a speed sensor within the transmission. A wiring harness interconnects these components. The speed sensor...
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Speedometer not reading correctly.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The speedometer reads information coming in from the BCM (body control module). Which gathers its information from the wheel speed sensors, and engine speed sensors. With the meter partially working, it is likely an...

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