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Speedometer quit working 2 days ago and the check engine

Customer Question

speedometer quit working 2 days ago and the check engine light is on. Just looking for advice on what steps to take to fix it.
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: stays on
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 1989 c3500, 454 motor 2wd
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: myself
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no that's it.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.
I will do my best to assist you.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

is the speedometer the only thing that quit?

do you know what transmission you have?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I don't know off the top of my head. It has an overdrive on it.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

ok

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

i would think your problem here is the vss..[vehicle speed sensor]

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

this sensor is located on the tailshaft of the transmission

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

before replacing the sensor,check the wiring to it for damage

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok. I'll check it out and if needed I will change it out. If that's not the case, what else could it be?
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

the other thing would be the speedometer itself..but i would think it is the sensor or the wiring to it

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you for your help. I will out to you guys again if I have any other issues
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

you are very welcome

thanks

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