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    Speedo mileage/trip odo

    Hello,
    I have a '96 Bird. My odo & trip odo stopped working
    I swapped it out with another from a '94.Still not working
    What am I missing? Speedo itself works fine


    thanks for the help.
    Last edited by '96 Bad Bird; 06-01-2012 at 03:09 PM.

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    There are two plastic gears that go bad in nearly every assembly over time. If the speedo is working, that is your problem. It's not easy finding a good used one!

    Search: "odometer gear replacement" for places to buy, and there should be a how-to somewhere around too.
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    If you look around the yards, find one that doesn't have 000.0 on the trip odometer and you are good to go.....

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    any update on this. I have the same issues, OD gears replaced and the OD still doesnt work. Speedo is working fine. I took another gauge popped it in and still no OD.

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    Double check the wiring to the motor that drives the odometer.

    Check the assembly.

    Past that, there's not much else.

    RwP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahoopd View Post
    any update on this. I have the same issues, OD gears replaced and the OD still doesnt work. Speedo is working fine. I took another gauge popped it in and still no OD.
    There are only three electrical connections to the speedo/odo assembly, and both the speedo and odo are driven off the same signal from the VSS, so there's something wrong with the extra gauge too. Probably the gears are disintegrated. About 4 of 5 gauges are bad by now!

    Did you make sure all the little pieces of old gear were cleaned out of the assembly?
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    I took the dpeedo apart that had the gears replaced and found the gears were once again broken. I went to SCP to order them and found that they aren't $40 any more when I bought them but now $80. Thats just pure rape.

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    and for anyone looking, this site has them for $39 for both gears NOT $80.

    http://www.transmissioncenter.org/Odometer_Gears.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahoopd View Post
    and for anyone looking, this site has them for $39 for both gears NOT $80.

    http://www.transmissioncenter.org/Odometer_Gears.htm
    $42 for those after 1989.

    But *blink* I drive BY there every day almost!

    I may stick my head in and see what they sell over the counter for ...

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    I posted a link to the vendor out of la that has them, they told me ford put a lubricant on the gears that makes them brake. You can buy the small gear or both of them from this vendor i think its in the rrstoration section
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    Quote Originally Posted by davec73 View Post
    I posted a link to the vendor out of la that has them, they told me ford put a lubricant on the gears that makes them brake. You can buy the small gear or both of them from this vendor i think its in the rrstoration section
    That's what I mean - their office is about *does a quick Google Maps* less than 4 miles from my house.

    Never THOUGHT about checking there.

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    This thread is awesome because my car has had 173,*** miles on it for the past 5000 miles probably! lol

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