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Q: Broken speedometer

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My speedometer isn't working.

A: Hi. The most common problem is the instrume...

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.

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