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2001 Kia Rio Question: Speedometer stopped working.

 

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Sheryl61103, Rockford, IL, July 19, 2009, 20:45
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I was driving along and all of a sudden my speedometer quit working. The other lights in the dash work. Where is the speedometer cable located or attached to and what is involved in getting it to work?

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  • Answer #1

    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, July 19, 2009, 21:40
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    It attaches to the transmission, then is routed behind the dashboard to the speedometer. I've never replaced one on this vehicle, so I can't speak to how to replace it, but I would suggest you diagnose the problem first. It may be a problem with the speedometer too!

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    Visitor, September 21, 2010, 23:39

    Had the same thing happen on my Rio theres no cable it electronic mine went out Cus of water build up in the plug it was around 20 bucks for a new one its on the trans 1 bolt holds it in I say put grease in the plug Cus it happen two times each time it was in winter after a good snow

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    Visitor, October 11, 2010, 11:34

    where are the cables located

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    Visitor, November 03, 2010, 07:54

    Check your sensor it is locatedby the transmission the tip of the wire has a blue plastic on it hope this helps out you dont need a mechanic at all

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    bulldogbil April 18, 2012, 15:49
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    i don't know where these other fellows are finding their speedo cable but my rio and others like it have a simple cable with a simple solution. jack your car up on the right front and remove the tire. behind therotor you will find a small cable leading from the front fender area to the front drive axle. the cable is attatched to theaxle with a single bolt..size 10 metric i believe. remove the bolt and pull the sensor out. take a rough scrub brush and wipe off the small brass sliver in the sensor and put everything back together. the sensor is a cheap unit that can get build up from mud, dirt, tack from fresh asphalt paving and so forth.

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