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98 OBS Speedometer

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#1 ScottVan


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Posted 13 August 2010 - 07:49 PM

I have a 98 OBS that has a strange speedo problem. On most days it will register fine, upt to 60 - 65 mph then all the way down to 0. Other days, temp independent, it will stick at 40 on the way up.

Is there a root cause for this? Older car, rugged, but not wanting to be driven by wife due to inability to see how fast she is going.

Yes, I suggested driving as fast as everyone else just to be sure - did not work as a solution....


#2 subaru360


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Posted 13 August 2010 - 08:03 PM

Usually it's a bad cluster. Sometimes it's a VSS.

#3 nipper


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Posted 13 August 2010 - 09:13 PM

Any CEL ?

Could be you alread have one bad VSS and the other dying. Could be a bad ground in the cluster.

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 07:00 AM

CEL is on. I'm going to get a scanner next week as my 07 Suzuki SX4 is giving me CEL every so often.


#5 JT95


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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:30 PM

Lazy man ignore-it fix is to just stick a Wal-Mart GPS on the dash and use it for a speedo for the wife.

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