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odometer gremlins besides broken gear?

Okay. This is the 4th time my odometer has now stopped working. I replaced the gear and the gear arm support last time. What else might be causing the odometer to stop working?

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Old 04-02-2014, 03:42 PM
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the gear. again.
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Check this out Odometer stopped working, 100kms after replacing gear.
I have been researching this as mine has been broken for a while.
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Also look at the gears in your odo numbers. I found that some were chipped on mine, and they were causing it to stop after working for 10-50 miles.

I ended up getting a new set of gears from another cluster to finally fix the problem...
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I've swapped out entire odometer clusters at least twice trying to fix it. I usually get 5,000 or so miles, stop at a gas station and hit the trip and...boom...it will turn for less than 100 miles and then stop. I am parked, engine on with the transmission in first gear probably when I hit the trip reset. Beyond annoying and frustrating...btw I have even had it where the odometer works but the trip does not which I would think is impossible but it did it. Got to catch and clean up more vomit from my daughter...
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Anyone got a WORKING odometer cluster around 124k miles they want to sell?
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I've tried THREE clusters and still no go. I think it's electrical. Maybe the part in the trans?
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I've never had one fail to turn so that would have to be the connection. I think it is engineered poorly. I'm going to take it apart yet again and try the suggestion in the video I saw on youtube to keep the gear from spreading out and losing contact with the rest of the mechanism.
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So where do you put the loctite or super glue to keep it from pushing out?

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Loctite? Superglue? I don't know, I used a washer.
I also filed/sanded smooth the new gear.
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I have 122k miles and it works great, I guess im lucky. I do have another gauge with about 150k miles but im not sure if it works. Ill contact the PO of my car and ask if it works, he bought it and never installed it in the car, my gauge cluster that works is the cars original
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Loctite? Superglue? I don't know, I used a washer.
I also filed/sanded smooth the new gear.
What size washer and exactly where did you install it?
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As for the size... I don't know for sure..... I can measure it next time I take the cluster apart.... Anything that fits and takes up the slack.

But most importantly, make sure the faces of the new gear are sooth.
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Okay. I pulled the instrument cluster last night. Pulled the odometer gauge. Numbers were sort of stuck. Gently turned them to free them. Turned it another 100 miles to make sure they were moving smoothly. Everything seemed to work fine. Took for a test drive. Speedometer and odometer were working and turning. Reinstalled everything. Drive to work this morning. Got about 5 miles and realized the temperature and fuel gauge were pinged (showing totally cold and full tank of gas when I know it had only about 10 gallons left). Drove to a gas station to be sure not to run out of gas. Filled her up. Reset the trip at 000. Drove 6.9 miles and the dang thing stopped YET AGAIN. I have to pull it again and figure out why the fuel gauge stopped working and install the washer as per above.
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Fun stuff from last night. Am I missing something obvious?




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One or two more.
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Those clusters area pain. I had to pull mine five or six times before it stopped having problems. Also, I don't ever reset the trip odometer.

I still think you should check that gear for sprue remnants.

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