1992 Nissan Maxima Speedometer not moving

Tiny
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  • 1992 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 158,000 MILES
My speedometer suddenly stopped moving. It's down at zero - does not move at all The engine RPM and odometer are OK. The car runs fine.
Is this something I can fix easily? How much could it cost if I took it in? I
s there a potential problem with the car that I should be concerned with - will the transmission suddenly stop shifting?
Please let me know. Thanks
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 AT 4:39 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds like the vehicle speed sensor when whack! Inspect and test-VSS is used by the computer to command and control the transmission as per governor pressures.
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 AT 4:46 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for your response. Will there be a serious problem if I do not have the speed sensor fixed?
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 AT 12:21 AM
Tiny
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Dunno the serious effects however if it malfunction it affects how the transmission shifts-best bet just get it fix when you can afford it.
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 AT 11:41 AM
Tiny
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Since the odometer and engine RPM gauges are working OK, does this mean that the transmission will not be affected?
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Thursday, July 30th, 2009 AT 10:26 AM
Tiny
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As long as the transmission is shifting okay-you're good to go the VSS only tells the computer how fast you're running and the computer uses it to monitor the governor pressure to provide upshift/downshift/overdrive/lock-up-could be bad connection or the gear in it has sheared off/out of alignment.
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Thursday, July 30th, 2009 AT 3:18 PM
Tiny
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Check all ignition fuses in the fuse cab/driver side
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Saturday, August 8th, 2009 AT 11:49 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the email. I did check the fuses, but will re-check.
Since the tachometer and odometer are OK, and the care runs fine, could it be a loose conection somwehere that's causing the speedometer problem?
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Sunday, August 9th, 2009 AT 12:16 AM
Tiny
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Check if the speedometer is cable driven could be behind the speedometer head or down at the transmission
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Sunday, August 9th, 2009 AT 2:05 PM

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