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How to Buy a Good Quality Tachometer
Tachometers are used to let the driver know when to shift gears in a manual transmission as well as giving additional information about traction or slippage; as well as giving a quick overview...
How to Install a Tachometer in Your Car
A tachometer gauge allows the driver to see the engine's RPM. Some may install tachometers for performance, looks, or to simply monitor engine speed.
3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Tachometer
The tachometer is located on the dashboard next to the speedometer. It measures the revolutions per minutes (RPM). The tachometer can be a digital display or on a calibrated analogue dial. They are on both...

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Odometer is registering too many miles
Hi there, thanks for writing in. You should first check to see if your tires are the same size as the tire size in the door of the car. If you are using the wrong size tire, then the mileage...
Rpm not increasing
Without additional information regarding symptoms, this would be very difficult to diagnose. It's not very clear what is happening in this situation. Is the RPM not increasing during idle? is the tachometer not increasing as your car moves? or are...
Tachometer pulsing at different speeds
If the needle on your tachometer is fluctuating slightly at random speeds, it is possible that the sending unit for your tachometer may be going bad. This sending unit/sensor is usually located near the crankshaft pulley or on the back...
Tachometer malfunction
Hello. There are a few reasons why this is happening. The tachometer on the instrument cluster may be bad, and the instrument cluster may need to be replaced. There also could be a problem with the speedometer shaft and its...
Tachometer only goes up.
Hello and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. It seems that your tachometer is loosing voltage in the rheostat (the part that makes the meter work). The tachometer gets its signal from the computer or the ignition coil pack ground circuit. If...
Intermittent malfunction of electrical components - 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK350
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Turn light indicators and speedometer malfunctioning
This is a common problem on the Chevy S10 Blazers of this era. There is a small power supply board behind the dash which regulates the transfer of power to these components. These are known for going bad. This can...
Electrical problems with speedometer, lights and tachometer on 2011 Mini Cooper Countryman
Hello. Yes it is likely that there was a fuse blown when installing the battery. The fuses that are of the most likely concern are F21,F40, F9, and F5. I recommend checking the wiring under those fuses as well. It...
After alternator is replaced, battery light still comes on
Hello. It is possible that the problems that you have been experiencing with the bad alternators have damaged the battery causing it to be weak. This would make the Battery Light come on. It is also possible that there is...
tachometer.speedometer temp gauge not working
If cluster fuses are good, check/clean the battery ground, bot the terminal and where the ground cable connects to the chassis. If that doesn't help, then you have a bad instrument cluster and it will have to be replaced. ...
High RPMs on a 4-cylinder engine
Your vehicle redlines at 6,600 RPM. If you have an automatic transmission in your vehicle, don't worry. A properly operating automatic transmission is designed to keep your engine in the correct operating range. The transmission control module will adjust the...
Engine shuts down when stopped at red lights
I don't have the repair information for your vehicle because it is so new. Since you can put the vehicle in park and start the vehicle, my guess is that you are also cycling the key. The fact that the...
Tachometer is not moving at all
Hello. If the fuse is okay, then the next thing I would look at the wiring. Most tachometers get their signal from the crank sensor or ignition module and will malfunction if there is an issue with the signal. I...
Reduced engine power warning on, power loss, RPM decrease - 2005 Chevrolet Suburban
It is possible there is an issue in the electronic throttle control system. Faults need to be read out of the engine computer to determine if this is the case. Accelerator pedal position sensor, throttle position sensor, or throttle motor...
Engine surges when stopped in traffic, high RPMs
Hi there. I do not have any information on this problem of the engine accelerating on its own. If the dealer has not duplicated the issue, then leave it for and extended test drive or duplicate it for them with...
At 60 mph tachometer fluctuates between 3000 and red line
Hello. The Electric Code Detector is a component of the fuse block that detects increased electrical power needed and increases the idle speed to allow the alternator to provide more power. There is a specific test from Honda to determine...
Can you tell me how the tachcometer numbers correspond to how many miles one is driving? Thank you.
Hello. There are problems with trying to do this type of estimating of speed by a tachometer. The tachometer changes with gear and road speed. You could have someone cruise at certain speeds next to you or match speeds with...
Tachometer and temp guage
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 1994 Mazda 626. The fuse that powers the gauges are the meter fuse 15 amp. It is located in the joint box. If this doesn't fix the issue, consider YourMechanic, as one of...
Sounds as if the car is not going into gear. I have RPM reading odometer, not sure what it should be reading when driving on freeway.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Watch the tachometer (rpm gauge) as the vehicle is in motion. When driving, you should see the tachometer go up and then go down a little when the transmission shifts gears. For 4...
My tachometer isnt working correctly
The two most likely causes of this issue would be the sensor that controls the tachometer or the gauge cluster itself. I would recommend having the sensor inspected and tested first to determine if it is performing correctly. If the...

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