Q: Speedometer not working

asked by on

My speedometer is now working.

That particular vehicle uses an electronic sensor to operate the speedometer. If your speedometer is not working, that may be a sign that there is a problem with the speedometer sensor or wiring. A problem with the speedometer circuit or sensor will not only render your speedometer unusable, it may even cause engine performance issues. As the speedometer sensor is located on the transmission, I would recommend having the speedometer sensor tested, and wiring thoroughly inspected by a knowledgable technician to determine the proper course of repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Speedometer not working

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: Key turns in ignition but engine doesn't turn over

Hello there, many different faults can cause your car to not start when the key is turned. In this case the most likely faults would be a ignition switch, key cylinder, worn key, key transponder failure, or a wiring harness...

Q: Transmission quits after 10 miles.

You most likely have a vehicle speed sensor issue or a worn 3-4 clutch that is slipping. Turning off the ignition will reset and cause the computers to begin re-reading the VSS and also reset gear monitoring. The fault codes...

Q: Jeep shutting off and then hard to start.

It sounds like there may be a problem with your fuel pump. A lot of times when a fuel pump is starting to go bad it will stop working once it warms up. When it stops the fuel pressure will...

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...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...