A speedometer tells the driver how fast the vehicle is traveling. Having a properly calibrated speedometer is very important when your vehicle is on the road. Tire diameter, tire wear, tire temperature, pressure, vehicle load, and differential gearing can all affect the speedometers reading. There are many reasons why the speedometer may not work. Here are some examples and how to fix a broken speedometer with the scenario in mind. Note, that it is a good idea to seek a professional in these scenarios.
The first example is if the speedometer is dead. In cars produced before 1990, the issue may be with the cable connected from the transmissions to the speedometer. In cars produced after 1990, the speed sensor may have crashed or had a fault speedometer head.
If the check engine light is on after the speedometer stopped working, the issue could be with the speed sensors. They may have stopped sending data to the vehicle’s computer. when the computer attempts to calculate the road speed, it is not receiving any data, so it lights the check engine light. To solve this issue, you should replace the speedometer.
If you notice that the speedometer does not seem to give you a good reading because it is bouncing around, this may be the result of bad wiring or a faulty speed sensor. To solve this issue, the wiring needs to be changed, or the sensors need to be re-calibrated.
The speedometer also needs to be calibrated if the tires on your vehicle have changed.
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