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Old 06-23-2010, 03:32 AM   #1
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just bought a 99 silverado 1500 and speedometer jumps from 40 to 70 and stays there. what could be the problem

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Old 06-23-2010, 02:11 PM   #2
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just bought a 99 silverado 1500 and speedometer jumps from 40 to 70 and stays there. what could be the problem
Assuming you're still doing only 40, if it's a 'drag cup' speedometer there is dirt in it or the cup/magnet assembly or its bearings are damaged.

If it's a digital readout you've got real problems.

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its not digital .is this something i can fix or do i need to replace the cluster at a shop
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its not digital .is this something i can fix or do i need to replace the cluster at a shop
I'd look for shops that rebuild speedometers. The bigger the city you live in, the better the chance of finding one.
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Funny thing, I have a Chevy Silverado 4WD pickup, 2005 model, it did the same thing. Turned out there was a factory recall on the speedometer, well known problem. They did the job for half price, I thought it should have been free, but even at half price the dealer charged me several hundred dollars. Not a job I would have wanted to do myself. too complicated.
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