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Old 05-22-2015, 09:16 PM   #1
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I have a 1992 sc, twin cam, manual. The fuel gauge is crazy so i dont depend on it at all. I always use the odometer. Every time i fill up i re-set the trip, then when i get 300 miles, i fill up again. Well, i noticed yesterday that the trip meter and odometer start going waaaay faster than they should sometimes. The white 'tenths' counter goes about twice as fast as it should racking up the miles twice as fast! Every now and then it will go back to normal but will start going real fast again. I went 2 miles today and it clocked 5! I dont understand what is making it do this? The speedometer is normal, no problems with it..
The odometer was broke when i got the car so i bought that new replacement gear for it that guy sells that wont ever break again and installed it. That was 10 years ago and its been fine all these years till now. Any ideas what is making the odometer do this but the speedometer is normal?
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Think there's another plastic gear in there that can break. It's rare enough no one pre-makes a replacement. May have to get another cluster, test it to see if it works, and swap the gear(s) from that to your cluster.
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Think there's another plastic gear in there that can break. It's rare enough no one pre-makes a replacement. May have to get another cluster, test it to see if it works, and swap the gear(s) from that to your cluster.
But if there was another gear thats broken, wouldnt that just make it not work at all? It works all the time, just goes waay to fast sometimes! Like i said, it will rack up 3 miles for every true mile..
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The problem is either the odometer motor or a short on the printed circuit on the back of the cluster, My friends 93 had the same problem with it spinning way to fast while driving.
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The problem is either the odometer motor or a short on the printed circuit on the back of the cluster, My friends 93 had the same problem with it spinning way to fast while driving.
ah crap..I have another cluster for parts but its from a 1994, mine is a 1992 and is different as mine has the oil pressure gauge so i cant use the printed circuit board part but could use the odometer motor but how do i know which is actually the problem?
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Most likely it's the printed circuit, That's what happened to ours, you will need to find a cluster with the oil pressure gauge and take the printed circuit off that.
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I still have the instrument cluster from my 1991 sport coupe which would be a complete fit for your vehicle. It has the circuit board as well as the oil pressure gauge on it as well. Everything was working in that car with exception to the odometer gear. If you are interested in it let me know and we can set something up.
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I still have the instrument cluster from my 1991 sport coupe which would be a complete fit for your vehicle. It has the circuit board as well as the oil pressure gauge on it as well. Everything was working in that car with exception to the odometer gear. If you are interested in it let me know and we can set something up.
well, what do you got to have for it? or, what would you take for the printed circuit board?

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well, what do you got to have for it? or, what would you take for the printed circuit board?
I sent you a PM.

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Bryan, ok, i got the cluster in. The odometer works fine, so thats good. The fuel gauge unfortunately floats around so much its hard to trust, varies a half tank..i dont know why this car is so resistant to a working fuel gauage..lol..the gauge on the original cluster went nuts, it jumped around so fast it looked like a drum stick doing a drumroll!!. anyways, one thing im worried about, my original cluster was 130 mph, this new one is 110 mph, so, is it not going to be correct anymore or..?
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If memory serves me correctly, the 91 model year was rated for 110 mph and then there was a change over in 92 when the speedometers were rated for 130. I don't think it will change how the speed is rated for the car. If the gas gauge is still fluctuating, it could be an issue with the fuel pump itself or the float in the tank...just offering that as a suggestion. After the 92 model year as well, the oil pressure gauge was dropped because there were many complaints from consumers that the gauge was not providing a solid oil pressure reading.
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The fuel gauge on my 92 has always bounced all over the place, learn to live with it.
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ya i aint worried much about the fuel gauge, just wishful thinking that it would finally work right..lol..but was wondering about the speedometer being accurate being its different..
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It won't be accurate when you go faster than 110 MPH...
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It won't be accurate when you go faster than 110 MPH...
lol..i know but what about normal speeds? Will it be off being its supposed to have the 130 mph gauge or will it be corrected somehow?
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