Speedometer

Tiny
SR1948
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  • 2002 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
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  • 72,000 MILES
My speedometer on my town and ctry van lx 2002 just up and quit working--how do I fix it?
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Saturday, March 19th, 2011 AT 4:37 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Check the vehicle speed sensor-start here
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Saturday, March 19th, 2011 AT 5:01 PM
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Any chance the pointer is on the wrong side of the stop pin? There are two speed sensors. If there's a problem with either one, the transmission will stay in second gear.
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Saturday, March 19th, 2011 AT 7:47 PM
Tiny
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Yes, the pointer is on the wrong side of the pin. Where is the speed sensor located?
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Sunday, March 20th, 2011 AT 1:24 PM
Tiny
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Where is the speed sensor?
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Sunday, March 20th, 2011 AT 1:26 PM
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Ain't a sensor problem. (You lucky son of a gun). All you have to do is drive faster than half of the maximum speedometer reading. If it reads 120 mph max, drive 65 mph. The speedometer is no longer the common sense simple spring-loaded pointer driven by a cable. It is positioned by the instrument cluster, which is a computer module, by pulsing four coils of wire, (electromagnets). Something caused it to stay or go to more than half way. The next time the ignition switch was turned on, it looked for the shortest way back to "0" which was the wrong way. Once you drive faster than half the maximum speed, it will again search for the shortest way to the right speed, then it will just follow it back down like normal when you slow down. There are two other ways to reset it. One is to remove the Plexiglas cover and push the pointer back, or the dealer can connect their scanner and run all of the gauges through a test procedure that runs them all the way up in steps, then back down.
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Sunday, March 20th, 2011 AT 9:15 PM

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