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What causes a speedometer to go all the way to its max reading while you sit with minimal acceleration?


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2004-08-20 15:38:38
2004-08-20 15:38:38

It seems like the actual speed sensor (located @ one of the wheels) has been damaged and is now spinning freely.

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A speedometer that loses response time but gets up to the speed of the vehicle probably has a problem with a gear slipping inside the speedometer mechanism. This sometimes happens in older vehicles. The speedometer cable may have to be replaced to fix this problem.

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The transmission computer takes the output speed sensor signal and sends it to the cluster for the speedometer reading. The output speed sensor is a likely cause.The transmission computer takes the output speed sensor signal and sends it to the cluster for the speedometer reading. The output speed sensor is a likely cause.

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Cruise will NOT work if the speedometer has a problem

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No a force causes acceleration.

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Force causes acceleration.


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