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Old April 17th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #1
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Default '04 Tahoe speedo problem

My wife's speedo has been acting flakey. It will slowly read lower and lower till it stops all together. The catch is it works fine with the cruise on. Would that be a speed sensor problem or a gauge problem?
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Old April 17th, 2010, 11:27 PM   #2
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9/10 times it's the gauge. very common on those trucks for the cluster to go bad.
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Old April 17th, 2010, 11:47 PM   #3
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yea its going to be the cluster. there is a warranty on them up until 7 years or 80 thousand miles. also if it isnt under warranty you can rebuild the cluster. they have an updated stepper motors in for them they cost 40 bucks for all 6. just de soldier and re soldier the new ones in
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Thanks. I was kinda hoping it was the speed sensor since it seems easier to fix. I may check somewhere to see if I can get a whole new cluster. Is the rebuild kit a dealer only item?
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take it to these guys in flint. http://www.specmo.com/sales/flint.aspx very well known instrument cluster rebuilder
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Thanks for the link. I'll keep it on hand though I'll probably try to fix it myself first. Which of course will take 3 times longer and end up costing more.
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