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#16 Stoney871

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:56 PM

So running properly now?
I bet you're relieved.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:50 AM

I am now sleeping better and not worrying about the car stopping dead lol.

I was going to just monitor it but I thought at the cost of the part on ebay plus what took just over an hour and the peace of mind it was worth doing.

That said the fault did not return but erroring on the side of caution for safety is always good I guess.

The part that requried most patience was that pin, I just took my time on it about 30 mins! roughly to get it off. The Sensor itself was a demon and was not a simple tug out, but too much force would snap it in place and that would be a whole new problem! I didn't wiggle it, I got at it very straight and kept at it till it came out.

Speed recordings seem to be accurate when compared on the sat nav taking in to account of the 3mph difference at 30mph.

My brother who axle stands I borrowed said it was a waste of time and money as it only did it once but I'm happy its done as no doubt it would have failed dead in winter lol! I've been there before with parts and doing any kind of work in winter is horrible if not impossible. If the parts doesn't shatter on removal your hands do lol.

Pat on my back quite chuffed I managed to do it :)

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:14 AM

lol glad its sorted and saved you the cost of a cluster

it starts as just the once then starts getting gradually worse until it starts stalling everywhere so you did the right thing as they say prevention is better than cure

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:23 PM

When mine packed up it was occasional then more often until it was all the time.
Driving around on reduced power is a nut ache beyond belief.
One thing positive though was I got very proficient at judging speed by gear and rev references :D

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:51 PM

Could this also course the car to die, as ours cut out twice yesterday when my misses was out she said it just died and the speedo was at 0, once when she was driving and when she was at a junction.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

Yes it can cause the car to cut out im afraid

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

I was out and the speedo went off and then just as I was coming to a stop the battery light came on and the died, I managed to get my phone out and record it. I was doing around 40mph but it doesn't sound like it on the film, please have a look.




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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:33 PM

First of all. Please don't use your phone while driving.
Secondly, your problem is the Speedo sensor. Guaranteed.
Check the cable to it first for damage and if that appears ok then buy a new one plus the fitting pin off eBay-

http://pages.ebay.co...id=280890729144

Next be prepared to wrestle out the old pin which usually snaps and then fight with the old sensor which even though it's a push fit.
Wiggling with mole grips usually works.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

To clear things up I did say I got my phone out, I didn't say I filmed it the other half did. Thanks for the info and clearing it up are they hard to fit? Also where is it fitted/located.

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