THE SPEED SENSOR IS NEW DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE IT CAN BE...

  • Tiny
  • biggmike
  • 2000 Kia Sephia
  • 120,000 miles

I have a kia and when driving at 40 mph its doing like 60 mph. What can I do to fix that or what part I need to buy?

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 AT 11:26 AM

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  • DrCranknWrench
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  • 3,458 posts

Are the wheels and tires the stock ones that came with the car or are they aftermarket and are they a different size than stock?

If you are going 60MPH and speedometer is reading 40 MPH then the wheel is spinning slower than the speedometer is calibrated for.
So, if the rims and tires are larger than stock the speedometer will read slower than true speed.

If this is not the case, then there may be an error with the speedometer or the computer.

Have the cars OBD test port scanned for trouble codes by a repair shop and see if anything comes back.
Then get back to us with the codes.

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 AT 12:20 PM

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