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Old 10-17-2010, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1993 toyota pickup speedometer stopped working

the speedometer on my truck has been slowly dying..I used to be able to tap it and it would start to work..now it is not woring at all...do I have a cable or a sensor..any help would be great
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pretty sure you have a sensor, i think the culprit may be your speed sensor, but if i were you i would first pull out the instrument cluster and inspect the electrical connections in the back and if you can, drive CAREFULLY and wiggle the connections around to see if its your cluster. If nothing happens its your speed sensor, who knows it could be an easy fix!
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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93 was sorta the crossover point, you could have cable or electronic.
To find out for sure, get under your truck and look.
If its 4wd the sender is in the t-case, if 2wd its in the trans.
Once you locate it and determine what you have, check it for obvious problems (loose, broken wire, etc).

With the proper info, we can tell you where to go from there.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My 93 is electrical and I also have been having issues. Seems to be an issue and a few people have posted on this site and toyotaminis- no answers yet. Not the sensor- I'm going for ground and will pull out my cluster once next weekend. Mine reads high and sometimes where I turn on a blinker it will go down to normal or sometimes go up and down. I will post what I find later.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have a sensor...thanks for any help you can give
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I also have the same problem! I got a new vss but cant locate where to put it. I read its on the t-case but still confused. Some help would be much appreciated!
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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without , more info, hard to be certain, but try the passenger side of the t-case, near or in the extension housing (rear-part) held on with one bolt, and the connector is either straight out the side or angled upwards (the connector).

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I also have the same problem! I got a new vss but cant locate where to put it. I read its on the t-case but still confused. Some help would be much appreciated!
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did you solve this problem yet?
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Anyone know where to find the best price an a electronic speed sensor for a 93 2wd? They seem to be pricey
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The speed sensors are pricey and from my research are usually not the culprit in this case. I had it diagnosed at the dealership and in my case it is the actual guage cluster itself. Tech said the cluster has to be replaced. I have been waiting for someone to discover the magical econo solution but nothing so far. Mine has been intermittent for the past couple years doesnt like wet weather at all. I just deal with it for now cause a new cluster is pricey.
There are a few threads in the forum of folks who replaced the speed sensor under assumption and were sorely disapointed when it did not resolve the issue.
I have not torn the dash apart to get a good look but I feel that the conclusion would most likely be the same which is to replace the entire cluster. Hope this gives you some reference at least.

I like to get parts at these sites:
http://www.toyotapartsales.com/partl...?siteid=214074
http://www.toyotapartszone.com/

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Old 12-25-2011, 09:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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vehicle speed sensor

You might try this. Worked for me.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/91-92-93-94-...item3361af2779
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Speed Sensor did not fix

I have a 94 Toyota xcab 4X4. When the speedo went out, I replaced the speed sensor. That didn't fix the problem, so I replaced the instrument cluster with a used one. The speedo now works, but is off by 12 MPH. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Always 12 MPH?

Tire size?

Mine seems 10-15% off a little running 235s, it reads faster than what I'm really going. Cant remember if the truck originally takes 235s or 225s, though.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:17 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Yes, Always 12 MPH. I have to get up to 12 MPH before the needle will move off of the "0", so my 31X10.5 R15 tires should nort be a factor. Tried with 2 different speed sensors with the same result. Starting to wonder if the instrument cluster that I bought off ebay already had speedo issues. http://www.ebay.com/itm/180851724564...witem=&vxp=mtr
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Kinda touchy but worked for me. Leave the cover off the inst. cluster. Use GPS to determine speed and pull the speedo needle and reset according to GPS.
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