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Old 10-26-2007, 08:49 PM   #1
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Just got my car back from the body shop and the odometer / trip meter isnt workin (ie: its not rolling). Its a 98 Mustang GT so its got the analog meter. I ripped the instrument cluster out and its all connected, everything's set on the tranny. How does the Odometer run? is it a seperate gear or is it run off the speedo or what?
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:56 PM   #2
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do your dash lights and all work? I know that in my 95 when it burnt up the fuse that controlled the dash lights everything stopped working but the tach.
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:58 PM   #3
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There is a gear in there that runs it. My odometer and trip meter wasn't working and when I took it apart, the gear was just brittle and was stripped..
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:02 PM   #4
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I worked on a Ford Ranger, swapped the cluster instead of the gear because it actually was cheaper, and it was fixed. If thats not the problem, then its the cable going to the cluster from the trans
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:42 PM   #5
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If thats not the problem, then its the cable going to the cluster from the trans
Mine did the same thing. I swapped out my mileage with a cobra cluster and it was atually the electronics servo that initiates the gear to move! That was bad. It's mounted on the same panel(blue plastic)as the ododmeter and trip readings. It's a silver cylindrical thing.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:44 PM   #6
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Old 10-27-2007, 12:57 AM   #7
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I have the same problem. So you guys are saying that if I swap the clusters, it'll be fixed?
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Old 10-27-2007, 01:29 AM   #8
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I worked on a Ford Ranger, swapped the cluster instead of the gear because it actually was cheaper, and it was fixed. If thats not the problem, then its the cable going to the cluster from the trans
Did the same thing on my Ranger swapped out the cluster,and it worked fine after that.
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Old 10-27-2007, 02:13 AM   #9
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well you could swap clusters and it should fix it, but on a stang, its cheaper the buy the little gear. On a ranger I picked up a cluster for 17 bux shipped because of low demand, and the gears were 25 + shipping, so I went with the cluster. On a stang, clusters are gonna be more expensive because of demand, the gear would more than likely be cheaper
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