1997 Nissan Maxima speedometer head

Tiny
DNLKEELER
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  • 1997 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
Hi. Im looking to buy a used car & came across a 1997 Nissan Maxima that has 140k miles. It seems to be in verry good condition but I noticed that the check engine lite was on. The owner took it to a mechanic and they assured him that it was only the speedometer head that caused the check engine lite. What kind of problems should I expect from this? Is it a major problem or a minor problem?
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Friday, August 21st, 2009 AT 9:00 PM

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Tiny
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I have the same problem on the same car, and just got back from the dealer, who quoted me $610 to replace it with a new one and reprogram it.

I asked what would be harm of not fixing it, beyond the speedometer not working: it would fail the emissions inspection here in Georgia. Not that it would pollute any more or less, just that it would automatically fail the test.
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Monday, November 23rd, 2009 AT 11:58 AM

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