courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man
When my car is speeding up, above 35-40 mph, the needle that shows how fast you are going starts to make noises (like a mouse squeaking). It gets louder the faster you go? My van does that, and my husband's car, too. And, it wiggles between 10 miles (for example if I am going 45 it says between 40 and 50 mph, going back and forth). Any suggestions?
On older cars, there was a spinning cable that actually went from the transmission to the speedometer. It is this cable that's causing the troubles. In more modern cars, the speedometer is electronic. In a newer car, if you are experiencing this problem, then it is either in the pickup sensor or in the speedometer itself.
Bob, The Auto Answer Man
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