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Speedometer stopped working even after replacing speedometer cable

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by up on1, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. up on1

    up on1 [OP] Bort to be alive

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    3.4L V6 2WD 5 speed manual transmission

    The speedometer stopped working at 316,906 miles but before it broke it the speedometer needle was bouncing a little. I thought for sure it must be my speedometer cable so I bought one but I was wrong. I hooked a cordless drill to the old speedometer cable where it screws into the transmission and the drill was able to make the speedometer read 10 miles per hour even after having a weak charge. I was going to return the new speedometer cable but while I was there I changed it anyway. Now I need to find what else is causing my speedometer to not work. Any ideas would be helpful.


    Thanks,
     
  2. JudoJohn

    JudoJohn Well-Known Member

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    sounds like a gear in speedometer itself is bad. get a new speedo from the junkyard.
     
  3. higherlux

    higherlux Well-Known Member

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    replace the speed sensor in the transmission
     
  4. TherealScuba

    TherealScuba Well-Known Member

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    I concur.
     
  5. JudoJohn

    JudoJohn Well-Known Member

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    if he has a cable, it is not electronic. I think it does not have a speed sensor.
     
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    TherealScuba Well-Known Member

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    I think he (and I) meant speedo gear thats inside the transfercase behind the rear output flange.
     
  7. higherlux

    higherlux Well-Known Member

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    this except he has a 2wd and therefore doesn't have a transfer case
     
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    TherealScuba Well-Known Member

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    Fine. Tail housing of the transmission. That's what I get for not using my reading comprehension skills.
     
  9. up on1

    up on1 [OP] Bort to be alive

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    Turns out my ADAPTER ASSY, SPEEDOMETER CABLE is broken.
    Part: 38770-34010

    83770-34010.jpg
     
  10. up on1

    up on1 [OP] Bort to be alive

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    Here is what part looks like off my truck.

    83770-34010.jpg
     
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