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Any Certified Chevrolet Mehcanics Out There?
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Big Mike    Posted 11-14-2004 at 13:55:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Speedometer trouble. Neddle bounces like a Tach with motor running. Sometimes dosent move at all. Is there a Sensor that needs replaced? Where is it? All the other Guages work fine.

Indydirtfarmer    Posted 11-15-2004 at 05:45:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
WHAT?!?!?!? Yer Shebby is BROKE!?!??!??!?? And you didn't ask yer buddies on Tales how to fix it?

It's simple. The reason the speed-o don't move? Because the "truck" is not moving. It's J.U.N.K. Like all the rest of them Gee. Em products.

Get yerself a REAL truck (DODGE) Then buy a good trailer to haul off the scrap iron/Shivrolay. You can buy yerself a quality farm tractor, and haul it home on the return trip. That'd be a JOHN DEERE (Since you obviously don't know what quality is all about...DANG FARM-A-Little owner)

Glad to be of assistance, BIGSTER. John

Big Mike    Posted 11-15-2004 at 08:01:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Poppin' Johnny, yer kindness warms me right down to the bottom of my ..........";^D

RusselAZ    Posted 11-14-2004 at 17:01:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
These are mostly caused by bad wrie connections. Start with removing and cleaning the ground wires on the thermostat housing and replacing. Next place to look is the firewall passthru. Sometimes just unplugging and reinserting is enough to fix the speedometer. Next and worst place to look is the dash connections. Have fun.

Cosmo    Posted 11-14-2004 at 16:41:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
My Chevy Speedometer just goes to zero once in a while. I replaced the speed sensor (About $23) and it didn't help. I found a not-so-gentle love pat on the dash above the cluster works just fine.:)

big fred    Posted 11-14-2004 at 14:45:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think they're supposed to do that. The speedo on that POS Suburban I had did that. Turned out to be rust in the cable, went away when I greased it up good. You say you got no cable, though, might try greasin' the wires.

If all else fails you kin jes leave it alongside the road and walk to yer Ford dealer and get a real truck. You know what they say, "88% of all Chevy trucks sold in the last 12 years are still on the road". The rest of 'em managed to make it home. ;o)

mark/mn    Posted 11-14-2004 at 15:03:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
They'll increase their % now that they offer the
heated tailgate with the winter package

Big . YEAH!    Posted 11-14-2004 at 15:18:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
So's when the ford boys git cold hands from pushing their non-running Dorf trucks, they kin warm their hands on a hot chevy gate, right after they hook the tow cable!

mark    Posted 11-14-2004 at 16:48:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now why would we want to pull one of those
anchors by chevy out of the rhubarb ?
Everyone knows ya need a tetanus shot to
look at that ditch jewelry, can't imagine what
you'd need to touch the thing.

Although in all honesty I have taken pity on a
few of those misguided souls and pulled
them from the ditch .... and right to the nearest
Ford dealer. But those who are really soft in
the head and can't figure out how to hook up
their own toe rope ( just turn on the tailgate )
are usually found come spring in the form of
skeletal remains laying in a pile of rusted
heating coils at the rear of the " truck "

Big Mike    Posted 11-14-2004 at 14:52:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Guess I'll hafta learn not to press down so hard on that pedal, Fred. I done kilt the Speeedometer!
But it's so much fun leaveing all those Dorfs in the DUST! heh,heh,heh....

big fred    Posted 11-14-2004 at 16:24:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got news fer ya, Big, that ain't dust.

geo. h    Posted 11-14-2004 at 14:34:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
could be speed senser on side of tranny that has wires going to it,just a thought as i was a tech for caddy,hope this mite help geo'h

Big Mike    Posted 11-14-2004 at 14:43:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks George! I just visited a Chevy Site that said pretty much the same thing, so yer correct. If thats the bad part, it looks like it might be fairly simple to replace. Rear Tailshaft seal has been dripping a lil bit for a while too. Do you have any ballpark estimites on the cost of that Sensor?

geo. h    Posted 11-14-2004 at 16:44:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Not to sure but would guess around 50.00 but i could be way off,been retired sence 2000 an the way parts go up i'm sure what ever it is it will be more than its worth geo.h

mojo    Posted 11-14-2004 at 14:12:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm not Mr Goodwrench but way-back-when Chevies had a little plastic thing where the speedomter cable came out of the tranny. If that rounded off it would make the gauge act like that. They come in different colors to specify the ratio of tires and gearing to correct the speed.

Just how dang fast you been driving that thing to top out the gauge!?!LOL


Big Mike    Posted 11-14-2004 at 14:13:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
There's no cable that I can see mojo, just wires. Unless I ain't looking right. I'am thinkin it's not like the old days.

mojo    Posted 11-14-2004 at 14:17:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Showing my age I reckon.

Big Mike    Posted 11-14-2004 at 14:46:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
From what I just read, there's still a 40 tooth gear inside, but works in conjuntion with a Sensor, insted of the old Cable. It sends signals to ABS, and a couple of other Moduals behind Dash before it reaches the Speedo. Knowing my luck, it's prolly somthing behind the dash! But who, knows? ":^D

Big. BTW...    Posted 11-14-2004 at 13:56:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's a 94 1500 W/T Pick-Up.

DD    Posted 11-14-2004 at 14:04:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hmmmm, I'm not Certified, well, ok, maybe I am but not as a Mechanic but I'd be willing to bet it's that missing Big Toe that's got everything thrown off kilter ; ) Sorry Biggster, I just couldn't resist that one (((HUGS))) Hope all is well with you these days.

Big Mike    Posted 11-14-2004 at 14:12:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
As well as can be DD. You?

DD    Posted 11-14-2004 at 14:14:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm ok I reckon, a few health concerns but nothing I can't handle, BTDT ; )

Big Mike    Posted 11-14-2004 at 14:50:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I hope yer feeling better!

mehcan    Posted 06-05-2006 at 09:24:20       [Reply]  [No Email]

toolman    Posted 11-14-2004 at 14:08:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
i was thinking maybe he,s gotta slow dowm a bit on my 93 the needle bounces just before it hits 110 , at 110 it just stays still too.

Clod    Posted 11-14-2004 at 14:10:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
We are not much help but I thought I would mention my Dodge which does 120 MPH in the driveway,

toolman    Posted 11-14-2004 at 16:42:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
yabut clod ole buddy thats on blocks and that ain,t fair, get it off the blocks and you,ll be back to 10 mph ,dodges geeze lol.

~Lenore    Posted 11-14-2004 at 14:20:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sure, Clod, but that is no ordinary driveway;
it is a TEXAS driveway and doing 120 in a Texas driveway is not unusual. :-)
gotta go take care of the lady ==>

Clod    Posted 11-14-2004 at 15:08:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I look out the window at the ground and the ground reads 10 mph.

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