The first thing you should keep in mind is that it's illegal to operate a vehicle with a inoperative speedometer on any public streets so be careful because if stopped for speeding the offier will give you a choice between calling your own tow or letting him impound it, to answer your question.. since I had a recent related experience I need to know is the speedometer going all the way to the max with little acceleration? If so, you probably just need a new signal cable that connects from the speedometer to the MPH output terminal on your transmission. If the needle constantly flaps back in forth like a bird's wing, it's much more serious. Unfortunately if this ever happens than the only thing that will fix it is a whole new unit that goes in your dash. If it's only a 97 any auto part store can order a replacement or sites like e-bay sell a new, identical, or suitable replacement unit. Keep in mind however that if for example you installed a 2001 guage unit you'd probably have a working speedometer again but due to the differences in electronic layout with later models other guages all of the sudden may not function, or your night LED display may run all of the time not just when you turn on your headlights. It's tricky but if you handle it properly it's fixable. Be sure and check the indicator fuses and if there was ever an alarm installation that went bad because those things can cause issues like you described.
Good Luck, Matt
try changing your vehicle speed sensor in the transmission.
where is the horn for a 1997 kia?
why does speedometer come on and off ?
If a person owns or drives a car they should know the fuel tank capacity of the car. The 1997 Kia Sephia fuel tank capacity is 12.7 gallons.
fire my anus up
Look at your speedometer...
By replacing it.
On a 1997 Ford Thunderbird : The odometer is in the middle of the speedometer
Look at your speedometer...
No, it does not. It's all electronic.
SPARK PLUG GAP1997 Kia Sephia 1.8L MFI DOHC 4cylThe Spark Plug Gap.044 (In thousandths of an inch) Caution! Gap is not adjustable on certain plug brands
I believe starting on the 1996 Explorer , it went to an electronic speedometer with a vehicle speed sensor ( VSS ) so it doesn't have a conventional speedometer cable
It is important to check and maintain the fluid levels of a vehicle. A person can check the manual transmission fluid of a 1997 Kia Sephia by looking under the hood and checking the dipstick with the cap labeled ATF or Trans Fluid.
no. 1997 and 1998 are different body styles.
about 1500 to 2000
Actually , it doesn't have a conventional speedometer cable , it has an electronic speedometer and a vehicle speed sensor ( VSS ) according to my Haynes repair manual
Under the airbox where the airfilter goes. Remove the airbox to get to it.
Have the speed sensor replaced.
There is no Cable it is a speed sensor on the transmission
It doesn't have one. It uses a speed sensor and drives the speedometer electrically. If your speedometer isn't working, it could be the sensor or it could be broken solder points on the instrument cluster circuit board.
firstly you find the part off the speedo cable that's broken and then you replace it with a new part then you speedometer will work
Yes as long as you use the right on for your emissions, California or federal
Trouble code P1794 means: Battery or circuit failure