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I have a 91 Toyota Corolla and 2 days ago I was driving on

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Hello! My name is***** have a 91 Toyota Corolla and 2 days ago I was driving on the freeway at around 65 mph and the speedometer needle suddenly jumped to like 100 mph. Now it always shows a higher speed than I'm going and it oscillates all over the place. The transmission seems to be working fine, though. Do I just need to replace the speedometer cable?
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 9 months ago.

Hello, thanks for posting

It does sound like the cable is the problem, it's not that difficult to replace and inexpensive, in most cases a new cable fixes the problem, in rare cases the speedometer itself will need to be replaced, try the cable first.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok. I will order a new cable and try to replace it. Then I'll get back to you. Thank you for the quick response!
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 9 months ago.

You're welcome and good luck.

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