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Speedometer problem

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#1 arod812



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:10 PM

Once in a while my speedometer won't work for a minute when I start to drive from start up.  Well when its not working it won't shift and if I start to get going and then it kicks on the car will rev way up.  Anyone else ever had this issue?  98 Subaru Legacy Limited 

#2 Legacy777



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:50 AM

Do you know if your car still uses a cable to drive the speedometer or if it uses a speed sensor?  You should be able to look in the engine bay and see if there is a cable coming from the trans up through the firewall.

#3 Gloyale


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:24 PM

98 is electronic.


Most likely the speed sensor that screws into the trans is bad.


I replace a few every year.

#4 grossgary


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:36 PM

+1 VSS

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:26 PM

What type of cost am I looking at if that is the problem?

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:44 PM

speed sensors are cheap,

check out www.car-part.com


but you might want to check the screws on the back side of the speedo, instrument cluster, first.

if they are loose, the speedo will not be grounded which will cause it to fail.


and loose screws could cause an intermittent problem .

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:51 PM

I'm clueless when it comes to car repair as I've asked a few times if there were any members here locally near me

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