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99 Outback Speedometer Replacement
Posted 04 August 2003 - 11:00 AM
Posted 04 August 2003 - 11:18 AM
Are you sure it's the speedometer? Perhaps is just the connections needing to be reseated to the cluster. Mine was actually the VSS (vehicle speed sensor) thats mounted on top of the tranny (auto). Replaced it at a cost of $65 from Liberty Subaru and all works well now. I've also heard of a break in the wire cabling running from vss to the speedometer being a issue.
Just want you to make sure you're not spending cash and time in the wrong area.
Posted 04 August 2003 - 01:33 PM
to check it for output, you can either connect jumpers to the car so that you can read the sensor while moving, or jack the car up. at a speed of greater than 12mph, you should get an AC voltage of greater than 5V. if you have an oscilliscope available, you should get a clean sine wave out of the sensor...otherwise it is bad. if you need more specific info, let me know. all of this data is from the 97 service manual, but i would find it hard to believe that it changed drastically between 97 and 99...
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