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Question by  puppygal (35)

Why is my Cavalier speedometer not working?

It just stopped working this morning when I was driving to work. Everything else is fine.


Answer by  Allstar (2071)

The Chevy Cavalier has a mechanical speedometer, so most likely it's a problem with the speedometer cable. It could also be a problem with the instrument itself, but it's most likely the cable. Have a Chevrolet dealership look at it. They'll be able to repair or replace the broken cable.


Answer by  6ixk (1156)

Its either wires touching, or your speed sensor wire came loose. It connects to the transmission so it tells you how fast you are going.


Answer by  Anonymous

So I have a 2004 Cavalier and the speedometer has not worked since it got 75,000 when you look it up on the site 100's of complaints about the same thing!!! They need to make it a recall!!!!


Answer by  rusty94 (123)

It is not working because it is probably just a broken speedometer. Just replace the vehicle speed sensor in the transmission, if that doesn't work, then check the wiring harness. and if that is working, the the speedometer is merely bad and will need to be replaced. Don't drive with the speedometer not working.


Answer by  Anonymous

They have bad stepper motors in the original. You can repair it yourself, or get someone on ebay to fix it for you. I fixed mine on a 2005 Cav for only $20.


Answer by  laura27 (1216)

These are some of the problems of cause, it could be a broken gear in the transmission,a speed sensore issue,a broken cable,electrical speedometer circuit could of went bad.

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