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Old 14 Aug 2007, 10:59 am
uncle k
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Default Speedometer problem

'98 3.2 TL, in excellent shape with 65K miles...

I've seen speedometers break. I've seen bouncing and/or floating needles,
dry cable noise, but never this. Stopping for gas, then back onto the
freeway, up to about 65 MPH, but the speedo showed 48 MPH. The odometer
appeared to be functioning fine. Finally, I couldn't take it any longer, so
I pulled off. Back up to freeway speed, again only registering 48 MPH.
Huh? It seems to work fine, as long as I don't exceed 48.

Unc

(.....but officer, I was only doing 48!)


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Old 14 Aug 2007, 07:05 pm
Jim Yanik
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"uncle k" <nospam@all.com> wrote in
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> '98 3.2 TL, in excellent shape with 65K miles...


Low miles for that age!
>
> I've seen speedometers break. I've seen bouncing and/or floating
> needles, dry cable noise, but never this. Stopping for gas, then back
> onto the freeway, up to about 65 MPH, but the speedo showed 48 MPH.
> The odometer appeared to be functioning fine. Finally, I couldn't
> take it any longer, so I pulled off. Back up to freeway speed, again
> only registering 48 MPH. Huh? It seems to work fine, as long as I
> don't exceed 48.
>
> Unc
>
> (.....but officer, I was only doing 48!)
>
>
>


I used to own a Dodge Polara with a mechanical speedo that would stick at
70-some MPH. When you banged on the dash,the needle would drop back down
and work fine...until you got up to that certain speed where the needle
sticks.

I'd guess you have a problem in the speedo. I doubt it would be the ECU or
VSS,problems with those would cause other problems,too.Maybe you can find a
wrecked TL and salvage the speedo for a test.Or salvage all those parts for
test swaps. Or let the Acura dealer fix it.

It seems it would be worth the expense to get this auto repaired.

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