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92 XLT Speedometer

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by fallguy51, December 27, 2004.

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    1. fallguy51

      fallguy51 New Member

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      On a recent cold morning(Baltimore area, ~30degrees at 6am), the speedometer on my XLT suddenly lost its mind, and swung clear over past the 85mph mark even though I was only doing about 55. It stayed buried until I slowed to a stop, but it has continued to go past the end point as my speed approaches 50-60mph. I thought that it might be weather-related, ie cold air effecting the mechanism, but over the past week, local temps have been above freezing, with a couple of days in the upper 50's but the stupid speedo is still out of whack. Anyone else seen this problem and maybe have a cure that doesn't involve replacing the whole instrument cluster? Thanks!
       
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      Mine does the same thing on cool mornings. Also, it tends to flucuate about 10 MPH when it is cold, which throws the cruise control for a loop. Once it gets warm, it goes away but it takes about a half hour or so. Mine is a 5-speed 94 4X4. Any ideas out there?
       

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