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Old 06-03-2003, 07:00 PM
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My odometer has stopped working. I could have the odometer/speedometer replaced for around $500 at the shop, but I'm hoping someone here could recommend how to troubleshoot a dead odometer. My car's probably not even worth the price of a new odometer/speedometer.</P>


Other info . . . The speedometer still works fine. Also, my odometer stopped working after I took it to Jiffy Lube to have the oil changed. Perhaps it's coincidental that it stopped working the very mile that I pulled into Jiffy Lube, but I was suspicious when I saw that it was not working when I drove away.</P>
 
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Old 06-03-2003, 07:03 PM
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ive heard a lot of people with the problem. For a car under 500 bucks, who needs an odometer
 
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Old 06-04-2003, 12:30 AM
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<FONT face="Times New Roman, Times, serif" color=blue size=3>Probably out of luck without replacing the speedo head. There's a plastic drive gear off of the speedometer drive motor/magnet assembly that splits in half. That gear is available to people who repair speedo heads.</FONT></P>


<FONT face="Times New Roman" color=#0000ff size=3>Maybe call Fort Lauderdale Speedometer Service and try to get the gear separately. That's the service we use, and the gear can't be more than 2 bucks. They charge us $85.00 to fix a 240 speedo, and you get it back in a week.</FONT></P>
 
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Old 11-17-2003, 02:27 AM
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Try checking the speed sensor located underneath the trunk - failure of the odometer/speedometer could be due to dirty speed sensor and/or damaged wiring that connects the sensor to the odometer. A auto-electrician would be capable to rectify this.

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Old 02-16-2004, 01:14 AM
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mine stoped also, the speedo works i hope its just that small gear!
 
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Old 03-15-2004, 06:05 AM
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your best bet would be an autowreckers. u can get them waaaay cheaper
 
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Old 06-23-2004, 04:05 PM
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This seems to be a common problem. It happened to my 1991 Volvo just recently. After hearing the dealer tell me it would be $750! to replace the whole odometer/speedometer unit I did some internet research &amp; found a website that for a few hours of sweat equity &amp; $29 this problem can be fixed - they even have pictures on what to do. Try http://grove.ufl.edu/~smack118/volvoodometer.htm</P>


Good luck - I even printed out the page for my way over priced dealer! </P>
 
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Old 03-26-2005, 03:14 PM
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My 90' 240 was having the same problem and it turned out that a 25 tooth gear was stripped and I got a new one from Jeff Caplan in VA. His number is (757) 593-3478. The gear costs around $29 including shipping. It is a new gear rather than a dryrotted one from a used car. Go to this site for directions on how to fix this.

http://www.homestead.com/volvo2/quickindex.html

I hope it works for you. It is pretty easy to do and took me only 20 min to fix once I had the gear.

Let me know how it goes.

Chris
 
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