SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER NOT WORKING.

  • Tiny
  • cecarnac
  • 1984 Lincoln Town Car
  • 125,000 miles

1984 lincoln town car. Speed sensor and cable were replaced and speedo worked fine for about 30 miles and stopped. Next day worked for about 5 miles and stopped. Is this a problem in the gear box and, if so, can it be repaired easily.

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Friday, June 8th, 2012 AT 10:01 AM

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  • djcl
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Remove the cable @ the transmission and spin it with a drill chuck. See if it works from there up.

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Friday, June 8th, 2012 AT 10:44 AM
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Hi djcl, thanks for answering so fast. Yes I have removed the cable at the transmission end and spun with my fingers. The speedo needle works fine. When I have removed the speedo end and driven the car slowly the cable seems to turn for a while but then seems to stop turning until I go in reverse and then it turns again.

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Friday, June 8th, 2012 AT 1:48 PM
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Time to remove the gear in the transmission and look @ it. It might be striped

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Friday, June 8th, 2012 AT 3:55 PM
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Does that mean gearbox out?

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Friday, June 8th, 2012 AT 5:21 PM
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You should be able to remove the assy in the car. I'm not 100 % shore but there should be a clamp that holds it in.

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Saturday, June 9th, 2012 AT 12:28 AM

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