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My 2000 Freightliner classic do the odometer keeps stopping.

Hi. My 2000 Freightliner...

Hi. My 2000 Freightliner classic do the odometer keeps stopping. I have changed the speedometer twice now and the odometer tracks the miles for about 2 months and then quits. Uggg. Any ideas on me issue

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make/model/year of your truck? Engine type?

2000 Freightliner classic do 12.7 detroit

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Classic xl

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Does the speedometer quit too or just the odometer?

Is it digital or the dial style?

Have you changed the VSS?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Just the odometer has quit. It's a dial style. And I have not changed the VSS
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
VSS?

With the dial style, the odometer spins based on the gearing in the speedometer. It is really odd to have it just quit.

VSS is the Vehicle Speed Sensor on the transmission. Sometimes the VSS will send too much of amperage read to the speedometer and knock out the odometer, but it doesn't do that on your style.

Where are you getting the assembly from? Maybe a aftermarket defect or a repair issue they are doing with the little gears in it.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Well since I can't find a new replacement to keep the factory look. I've been going to salvage yards. Maybe the VSS is the problem with the odometer stopping.and I should start there first and then try to replace the speedometer

Do you have the old one? I suggest Bob's Speedometer out of Michigan. I had a shop here in Orlando recommend them to me a few years ago to rebuild one and I send what I can to them now. They will completely rebuild the gears in the speedometer to where they are like new again.

Yes, I would start with the VSS for if it is spiking, even very briefly, it will cause a fast spin on the gears from the circuit board and will kill out the circuit board that controls the gearing. Replace it first then send the speedometer head to Bob's and have them rebuild it. They average just over $130 for a full rebuild.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
That's what I'll do. Jeremy thank y

You're welcome.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
You for the info

CLICK HERE for the link to Bob's.

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