MIGHT NEED A NEW SPEED SENSOR I posted the original question. I paid to have the symptoms diagnosed. It was actually a worn plastic gear set on the end of the speed sensor / speedometer cable and the mating gear in the transmission. The one inside the transmission requires tear-down of entire transmission... bad news.
If you put the vehicle in gear but it doesn't engage, you probably have a problem with the transmission. Check the transmission fluid level first, but don't try to drive it if it won't engage. If it's just low on fluid you might be ok, otherwise, see a transmission shop. It could also be a disconnected CV joint. To determine whether it is the transmission or CV joint, there are two simple tests. The first is to shift the vehicle into Drive and watch the speedometer while you push down on the accelerator. If the speedometer moves, then the problem is the CV joint, not the transmission. The second test is to put the car in Neutral and push the car. If the car rolls, then put the car in Park and push again. If the car rolls forward, then the problem is the transmission. If it does not move forward, then it is the CV Joint.
You don't you replace it with a new one. You have to pull the instrument cluster off and disconnect the speedo cable from the back of the speedometer. what I usually do is either duct tape the two cables together (overlapping) or tie them together with parachute cord. Then slowly start pulling the old cable (make sure the cables stay together) and make sure the new cable feeds into the same hole in the firewall and channels and then plug the small gear into the transmission. Just remember to check the speedo cable at both ends, some cars are easier to start feeding at the speedometer end first others feed easier from the transmission end first.
George C. Scott
Put the transmission into neutral.
a manual transmission does not have transmission fluid. It has thich gear grease. when you take the transmission pan off. do it slowly, and allow one corner of it to lower first allowing the thick grease that has broken down over time to run out into a catch pan.
First check the speedometer cable going into the top of the transmission. If it is not broken the instrument cluster must be replaced.
It is possible. Most new vehicles have a sensor attached to the transmission that tell the speedometer how fast the vehicle is traveling. I suggest checking, or having the sensor checked first.
The speed sensor sends a signal to the speedometer to show the correct speed and it sends a signal to the transmission telling when to shift. If the speed sensor is bad the speedometer will not work and the transmission will not shift correctly.
first, locate where the speedometer goes into the transaxle or transmission housing. unscrew speedometer drive from transmission housing and pull the speedometer cable out. the end of the cable unit has a couple of dipstick marks on the bottom of speedometer cable end you just removed. hope this helps. mine has 245000 miles on it and still going strong !!!
The VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor) is located on the transmission. If the speedometer is not working, it is rarely the VSS causing the problem. I would first check fuses and the ECU
well that's not to hard to answer. my truck did the same thing i replace the speedometer cable and sensor in the transmission and i never had that problem since. try that first and see what happens if that wont work then replace the speedometer panel in the dashboard.
Check first the speed sensor or speedometer cable which ever one it has (i dont know the age of the vehicle). Both attach to the transmission at the same place.
There could be two reasons for this. The first is the transmission is completely out and the second is the linkage in the transmission is broken.
They are the reccomended shifting points for a manual transmission. When you reach 'I', shift out of first, to second, and so on.
3 years or 36,000 miles whichever comes first from the date of sale.
It sounds like your speed sensor is going bad. It sends a signal to the speedometer to display the correct speed and sends a signal to the transmission on when it should shift.