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My speedometer and tach just died. I have a automatic transmission. I have to put my foot into gas pedal pretty hard to get out of 1st.
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Dodge Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 3 years ago
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HI,
is it 2 or 4wd?
What size engine?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
4x4 5.9l cummins
Dodge Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 3 years ago
HI, This is usually caused by a faulty VSS(vehicle speed sensor, located at the rear of the transfer case. In addition to its signal used for both the speedometer and odometer, but also for transmission shifting parameters. You need to check for broken wiring going to it and repair as needed. If ok, replace the sensor Please remember to rate service using the rating page so that I may receive credit. Thanks
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Will the faulty sensor cause the speedometerfor and tach to bottom out to zero? All my other gages work ok
Dodge Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 3 years ago
HI,
Yes. The VSS signal is used for speedometer/odometer, tachometer and shift parameters
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Dodge Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 3 years ago
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