It sounds like the VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor) has failed. If the VSS fails, it can cause the symptoms you are describing. Check the wiring and make sure your VSS is properly plugged in before you replace the VSS. Where the VSS is located can vary depending on Make Model and Year. Check your vehicles Service Manual (Available from auto parts stores, commonly referred to as a "Chiltons Manual" or "Haynes Manual". ALLDATADIY is another good source) for more information.
Some vehicles do not have a Vehicle Speed Sensor, a common example would be a Generation 3 Ford Taurus SHO. The SHO uses the ABS wheel sensors to generate a signal to the computer to calculate speed. If this is the case with your vehicle, it is recommended you take your vehicle to reputable shop for servicing, as the ABS system is a complex and important safety system for your vehicles safe operation.
according to the owners manual this could be related to a problem with the ABS. I have the same problem and am looking for a diy solution. also from the owners manual the ABS controls the transmission , and my transmission is shifting roughly, which is what I noticed before I noticed that the speedometer wasn't working.
Broken speedometer cable?
Could be your speed sensor on your transmission
There are a few reasons that could cause the speedometer to stop working on your Toyota Camry. If the mileage is still working then the speedometer cable end is damaged. If both the odometer and speedometer do not work then the cable is most likely broken.
I am not sure if the 1999 is a magnetic pickup but my 2000 or late 1999 uses a magnetic pickup that screws into the side of the transmission. It has a wire plug that unplugs from it and they you can unscrew it from the side of the transmission. When my speedometer quit working it also cause the transmission not to shift correctly. I unscrewed the magnetic pickup and it was covered with iron filing which I removed with a clean cloth. When I screwed the old pickup back in the transmission I made sure it was not in far enough to rub on the gear teeth that rotate by it. The speedometer and the transmission worked fine after removing the iron filings from the end of the pickup.
If the speedometer stopped working on a 1990 Cadillac Seville, it could be the fuse or an electrical problem. First check the fuse and if the fuse is good, check with a mechanic.
it usually is the gear in the transmission Could be the vehicle speed sensor.
If speedometer working--probably needs new head or repair If speedometer not working could be a bad cable
If the speedometer and the odometer are not working, I would suspect the VSS (vehicle speed sensor). If only the speedometer is not working I would suspect the instrument cluster has problems.
could be the speedo cable?
It could be a problem with your transmission. The same thing just happened to me. It required replacing some of the internal transmission parts, but did not require replacing the entire transmission.
If the speedometer in your Voyager is not working, you might have a problem with a disconnected cable or with the fuse to the display. You could also have an issue with a sensor.
It really depends upon the type of car (year, brand, model, etc.). I had the same issue on a 90 Honda Accord. This particular car had a sending unit on the transaxle (transmission) that failed. The connection from the sending unit to the speedometer is electrical. I replaced the sending unit and all was well. Other cars have a cable that connects from the transmission to the speedometer. If you have this type of car, the problem could be the cable, the gear at the end of the cable that runs off of the transmission or the speedometer itself. More information is needed to provide further details. What type of car do you have? Do you have a manual?
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It could be a problem with the speedometer assy, since the two are actually one unit. It could also be a speed sensor which is located in the transmission housing on the the right side output drive axle housing.
Depending on the vehicle type it colud be either a broken gear in the transmission, a broken cable or if the vehicle has an eletrical speddometer circiut it could have a bad connection.
Try replacing the gauge cluster. 93' LeMans should cost you $15-20 at a wrecking yard.
If your speedometer has stopped working just put the key in the off position and hold down the trip odometer button until you see some codes come on the odometer. That should reset your speedometer. I could not figure out which fuse was for the speedometer and some one told me about this and it worked right away.
I used to have a 1993 Ford Crown Vic PI and my speedometer didn't work either. My mechanic said its connected to the transmission; the wirng must be either broken or not connected. Ask a mechanic if this is the problem.
If the speedometer needle is going crazy and not working properly, it is probably the speedometer mechanism that needs to be replaced. It could also mean the vehicle is having a transmission slippage problem if the needle is bouncing back and forth.
If the Tacometer works but speedometer does not, and the tansmission locks up into 2nd only, the output speed sensor on the transmission could cause this problem. They are cheap wholesale and fairly easy to replace. But look at a manual.' Turn the key to the acc position then press and hold the trip reset button. The odometer and all of the gauges will light up and cycle thru a reset procedure. That should fix it
Having the speedometer jump and the engine stall in the 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo could be a problem with the idle and the transmission. The transmission slipping can cause the speedometer to jump.
There are many reasons why your reverse gears stopped working. There could be a leak or a plug for example.
I have a 94 buick century the speedometer doesn't work n it has a hard time shifting from 1st gear to 2nd gear it makes a funky noise. would like to find out what I can do Sounds to me the speed sensor is at fault.