I have a 1991 LX 5.0 w/AOD transmission and I installed a 4.10 rear end, so I purchased this gear along with a new speedo cable (I had the jumpy speedo problem) and while it (mostly) cured the jumping problem, the speedo is still off by 10mph. Why? Also anyone know why the speedo would still be a little jumpy? It's only jumping 2-4mph it's still happy.
Asked by Timothy S. from Apple Valley | Comment 0 0
Because you have a 91 with an AOD, the internal drive gear in the transmission is an 8 tooth unit. Even with a 23 tooth driven gear, you will be 10mph off with 4.10 gears. Without a custom reduction box form someone like Abbott, this will be as close as you'll get.
Jumpy speedometers are typically an old/worn cable, a new cable that was not properly lubricated, or a defective speedometer itself.
Answered by Jonathan M. from Hewitt | 1 Comments 1 0
When swapping to a 140mph speedometer, the gauge itself is already calibrated appropriately, and the gear at the transmission does not need to be changed unless you have changed the rear end gear ratio. Your existing speedometer cable will also work with the 140mph gauge.
Answered by Karson S. from Hewitt | Comment 0 0
When installing a gauge overlay kit, I'm pretty sure I bumped my speedometer needle. So it read of by 6mph slow. I am planning to install a 3.73 gear set in my car and order this speedo gear. Will this fix my issue or will it remain 6mph off?
Asked by Robert D. from Panama City | Comment 0 0
The speedo gear, if this is the proper one for your car/tire combo (use the calculator onsite), will adjust the speedo for those changes. But the 6mph sounds like you bumped the needle on the pin. That needs to be put back where it is suppose to be. That is a seperate issue.
Answered by Chris C. from Brownstown | 3 Comments 0 0
These 23 tooth gears are extremely thin and don't last very long. Some users of this hear have reported it vaporizing within 500 miles. The one I purchased is still good after about 600 miles, but who knows how long it will last. I doubt the gear and your transmission problem was related.
Answered by Timothy S. from Apple Valley | Comment 0 0
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