Mechanics

WHAT IS THIS ISSUE WITH MY SPEEDOMETER?

1995 Toyota Camry • 227,500 miles

My speedometer started acting up yesterday on the way home from work. It still works, but the needle started jumping when I accelerated instead of increasing smoothly. The same thing happens when decelerating. In addition, instead of hovering over the speed I'm at, it will go slightly up or down sometimes. For example, if I'm going 60 mph, the speedometer would stay at 60 mph. Now, it jumps up to 62 and down to 58.
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Hrobsky
June 28, 2012.



Inspect and test the vehicle speed sensor-start here

Rasmataz
Jun 28, 2012.
You could have a bad circuitry with the meter cluster.

KHLow2008
Jun 28, 2012.
Sometimes there's 2 that Toy uses one on the cluster

Rasmataz
Jun 28, 2012.
I also found out today that the cruise control doesn't work. If I try to put the cruise control on, the car accelerates and decelerates in a jerking manner. I've read that this could be a sign of a bad speed sensor. Is this true?

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Hrobsky
Jul 3, 2012.
Yes, the cruise control requires the speed sensor to be in working condition to operate. I believe the MIL is indicating and trouble code should be stored. Get a scan done to check for teouble codes and post them here.

KHLow2008
Jul 3, 2012.