Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Broken speedometer

asked by on

My speedometer isn't working.

Hi. The most common problem is the instrument cluster followed by the vehicle speed sensor on the transmission/transfer case(2wd/4wd). You will have to use a scan tool to determine if the VSS signal is reaching the instrument cluster. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, diagnose the speedometer issue and replace what is necessary to repair your vehicle.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Truck will die after just idling or have no power and sputter while driving and lock up

Hi there. Usually a hard to start issue when the motor is warm is caused to an ignition timing malfunction; which in the case of your Silverado may be the crank sensor. If you downloaded the ECU and received the...

Q: Can't press the gas and car won't stay crank

Hello. This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...

Q: Drop in power after I heard a pop. Truck makes noise when in gear.

Hi there. Many people have experienced the exact same issues with their Tahoe's that you are having. There are a number of common issues with this transmission that can cause this. It can be a failure of one of the...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...