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Malibu 2009 engine 3500 cc, speedometer needle drops to zero

Customer Question

malibu 2009 engine 3500 cc, speedometer needle drops to zero every few minutes and it stops the cruse control. everything else ok
JA: Have you checked the fuse? What size is your engine?
Customer: did not check fuse
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: tried nothing
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Ron replied 11 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Justanswer. Thank you for your question and I will assist you with your concern.

Are you able to scan the computer system to see what the fault code and or codes are that should be setting?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
not now. can do it next week
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Ron replied 11 months ago.

Yes you can do it when you get a chance and post back with the results and we can work from there.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
There is only one fault code ---PO523
Expert:  Ron replied 11 months ago.

The common cause for the fault code P0523 to set is in most cases cause by a failing Engine Oil Pressure Sensor but this should not a have any affect on the speedometer.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
can the speed sensor on the gearbox cause the problem
Expert:  Ron replied 11 months ago.

Yes it sure is possible but in most cases if in fact that is the case the computer system will set and store a fault code .

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i will change the speed sensor on the gearbox ,
do you think the oil press. sensor should be changed too? (po523)
Expert:  Ron replied 10 months ago.

Yes if you getting the code P0523 the oil pressure sensor is the common cause so replacing it may be a good idea as well.