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Q: Speedometer stopped working. on 2001 Kia Rio

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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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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.
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!
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
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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