Mechanics

CAVALIER SPEEDOMETER PROBLEM

2003 Chevrolet Truck

I have a 2003 Chevy Cavalier with 10549 miles on it, and the speedometer is acting like it wants to work, but most of the time, it doesn't. Once, it even got stuck. I called the repair shop and they said that they would replace the sppedometer and it would be $500 + tax. I am in college and this is a little steep. What do you propose? The person who had the car before me really did not take care of the car.
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Dodavis
April 5, 2007.




The speedo gear isnt all that hard to replace you might be able to fix urself
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Lilwills
Apr 5, 2007.
How do I go about doing that? Is it behind the needle?

Tiny
Dodavis
Apr 5, 2007.
It is down on the output shaft of the tranny

Tiny
Lilwills
Apr 5, 2007.
Where is that? I thought that the whole cluster was electronic for the 03.

Tiny
Dodavis
Apr 5, 2007.
If its electronic operated I'll go for the VSS at the tranny for a start.

Rasmataz
Apr 5, 2007.
Thanks, I'll try that asap!

Tiny
Dodavis
Apr 5, 2007.
Just posted with the same problem. Vss was good, turned out to be cluster in dash which I got at salvage yard for $35. The vss controls shifting and cruise control as well as speedometer. My car shifted fine and cruise control worked. Bought a service book and attempted to check for voltage going to speedo cluster( at dash). Couldnt figure which wires to read so took a chance at salvage yard. Soved problem. Now only problem is new cluster shows wrong milaege. Oh well, can't win em all!

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Bymech
Apr 12, 2007.

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