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Old 01-27-2007, 06:07 PM
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I just replaced the serpentine belt and reconnected the battery. Now the speedometer is stuck in the maxed out position and i dont know how to reset it. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-27-2007, 06:24 PM
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Default RE: Speedometer Stuck

Is it physically stuck there, or does the truck just think your going 100 mph or whatever? Check your vehicle speed sensor, it might be dirty or something. If its physically stuck, take off the dash cover and cluster cover and try to unstick it?
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Old 01-27-2007, 06:27 PM
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Yea the truck thinks its going 120mph but the needle is above the stopper, so its not physically stuck. It was working before i disconnected the battery and changed the belt.
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Old 01-27-2007, 06:41 PM
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it cld still be stuck..it's worth to try and see
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Old 01-27-2007, 06:56 PM
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Check that and the vehicle speed sensor. If dirty or not connected properly, it could cause your truck to think your going 0 mph all the time, or 120 mph all the time.. or it just wont work at all. Maybe you knocked it while working. If not, then it must be something you changed?
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:09 AM
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if it stays at 120 even when you shut the truck off then take your dash cover off *it just pops off and then you got some screws on the clear plastic part* andflip your needle over to 0 mph because if you move the needleby hand to the second half of the gauge it will fall to 120 and wont work untill you flip it back over. i'm betting it just got stuck over there somehow *you can do the same thing with the rpm gauge and make it look like its maxed out at 6,000 rpm*
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Old 01-28-2007, 10:38 PM
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that happened to me a few times whenever i disconnected the battery.. i drove down the road, hit around 20 mph, needle swings back and works fine, its a volatge spike that affects the tach and speedo and all u gotta do is drive the truck, from what i know, i called 5 dealerships about it and they told me to check for a shot fueses and relays.. intstead i drove it down the road, viola.. try that, save urself a headache
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Old 01-29-2007, 12:01 AM
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oh another thing my grandpa's intrepid does that and if you smack the dash while your drivingit starts working right again *just a thought*
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Old 01-29-2007, 12:21 AM
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haah if that doesnt work you could time yourself between mile markers...just my .02
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