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Old 07-22-2007, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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3rd Generation Speedometer runs too fast

My 94 Camry speedometer readout seems to indicate a higher speed than actual. At one time while stopped, the speedometer read 5 mph, and at another time 15 mph. While actually moving, maybe at 35 mph, the speedometer reads around 50 mph.

Any idea what might be the problem.

Also interested in the technology. Is this a magnetic pick-up or hall effect type sensor on a toothed gear, or some other technology.

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The differential has a speed sensor installed on the top. The sensor appears to generate an alternating signal via a rotating magnetic ring (much like an alternator at four cycles per rev of its shaft). The signal goes to the instrument cluster where it is reshaped to a square wave and sent to the ECU.

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You might check the connection where the speed sensor plugs in .... near the differential, probably. Just disconnect .... spray with electrical contact cleaner, reassemble. Also, inspect the wires in the vicinity for any signs of frayed insulation, or anything unusual.
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