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need help... #93526 Jan 30, 3:56am Jan 30, 3:56am
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need help...
Heres my problem... for a while my speedometer would start messing up like when i was going 65 it would go from 55 to 75 and then just drop to zero. then it happened all the time after driving for like 5 mins and now it doesnt move at all and my check engine light came on. this all started after i got my engine fixed after a misshift. anybody have any ideas?

Re: need help... [Re: CeliCaRM2001] #93527 Jan 30, 5:08am Jan 30, 5:08am
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That sounds bad. Got luck on fixing it

Re: need help... [Re: xmangt1] #93528 Jan 30, 5:18am Jan 30, 5:18am
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Yeah, doesn't sound that good. If you just got your engine fixed I would take your car back. I know you probably don't want to hear that. You shouldn't have problems like that if they did fix it properly.

Re: need help... [Re: xmangt1] #93529 Jan 30, 10:17am Jan 30, 10:17am
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i donno if it's ur engine. i think it might be the speedometer, because my physics teacher said that seedometer work with magnets and electricty. so just goto toyota and get it fixed if you have warrenty.

Re: need help... [Re: CeliCaRM2001] #93530 Jan 30, 10:19am Jan 30, 10:19am
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that's a big problem, take it back to were ever you got it fixed at.

Re: need help... [Re: RicePowered] #93531 Jan 30, 12:49pm Jan 30, 12:49pm
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Originally Posted by RicePowered
that's a big problem, take it back to were ever you got it fixed at.


yeah... it should be under warranty.

Re: need help... [Re: CeliCaRM2001] #93532 Jan 30, 1:02pm Jan 30, 1:02pm
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if i'm correct there is a speed sensor on the right rear wheel. Take that in soon as possible, or not and use it as a reason to get out of a speeding ticket, lol. thumbsup


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Re: need help... [Re: CeliCaRM2001] #93533 Jan 30, 10:55pm Jan 30, 10:55pm
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i basically had a new engine put in my car and next thing to go wrong was the speedo. It went weird like yours and then eventually nothing. It ended up needing a new "transmission speed sensor" cost me $550CDN. I drive a 6spd GTS

Re: need help... [Re: CeliCaRM2001] #93534 Jan 31, 3:43am Jan 31, 3:43am
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The gauges on the Celica's are all electronically driven; therefore it is entirely possible that when whomever serviced your car, did somthing that interfered with the speedometer's circuit. (Ex. Short circuit, double ground, pinched/cut wire. Etc.) It's also possible that it's none of the above. One thing you might be able to try before servicing it would be to disconnect you car battery and let it sit for a few minutes to reset the entire ECU and main harness.


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