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Johnie Boy

Member Since 13 Jul 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 24 2009 06:01 PM
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In Topic: Speedometer wobble

23 July 2009 - 06:15 PM

Hi Susan

Yes the Haynes is vague, but (quoting another thread I saw) the sensor is fitted to the transmission in
place of the older speedometer cable drive pinion.

Indeed I spent some time convincing myself it was a sensor and not the pinion - but it does have an electrical connector and wires rather than a sheathed cable.

From memory, on our car it has a metal bracket sort of around it and is a pig to get to - sort of behind and under the transmission and close to the firewall.

If I seem a bit vague, it is some months since I changed the clutch, and I have tried to ignore the wife's complaints about the speedo wobbling - the rev counter works so watch that instead! However, I can't stand the heat much longer and must do something to resolve the problem!

Cheers

JohnieBoy

In Topic: Speedometer wobble

22 July 2009 - 03:31 PM

Thanks Paul-eb

But it is not a "cable" that turns in a sleeve - it is an electrical wire ending in a plug connector (that I couldn't see how to separate so I had to take the whole sensor out). The wire may be broken and making only intermittent connection (but I don't think so). I wonder more if the foil tape is not shielding the sensor properly (or something like that)!

Cheers

JohnieBoy

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Have another look at the cable, you may have kinked it causing it to flick as it turns.

Best of Luck Paul-eb