Fix your odometer! (Long) - Page 3 - Dodge Diesel - Diesel Truck Resource Forums


1st Gen. Ram - All Topics Discussion for all Dodge Rams prior to 1994. This includes engine, drivetrain and non-drivetrain discussions. Anything prior to 1994 should go in here.

Fix your odometer! (Long)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-18-2010, 11:30 PM   #31  
Registered User
 
dodge350c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Whiteford,MD
Posts: 204
Where can ig et the gears for it
dodge350c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2010, 08:31 PM   #32  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: McCook, Nebraska
Posts: 1,955
My odometer reads 9% slow. Wonder if these gears could be the problem.
NE frmhnd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2010, 11:33 PM   #33  
DTR's "Cooler than ice cubes 14 miles North of North Pole" member
 
ofcmarc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: 14mi North of North Pole
Posts: 1,783
Quote:
Originally Posted by scot pa View Post
My odometer reads 9% slow. Wonder if these gears could be the problem.
Nah.....
That's probably the ratio adapter on the side of your tranny.
ofcmarc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 12:26 AM   #34  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: McCook, Nebraska
Posts: 1,955
The speedo is only 5% slow, odometer 9%. I timed a mile with the needle at 60, took 57 seconds. I went about 245 miles and the odometer showed 219, not even enough to get to Indiana from where I fueled in Ohio.
NE frmhnd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 10:00 AM   #35  
Registered User
 
NotEnufGarage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Carmichael, CA - A suburb of Sacramento
Posts: 507
That was one of the first fixes I did on my truck about 3 yrs ago. Very easy!
NotEnufGarage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 03:21 PM   #36  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 36
What if speedo still works

I have a '92 cummins 5 spd. Haven't pulled it apart yet but had a question. Awhile back my speedo and odo/trip would occassionally stop working. A hard bump on the road got it going again.

However, for the last few hundred miles, the odo/trip has not worked at all, but the speedo is fine.

Based on this write-up, it sounds like if my speedo is working the gears are probably not broken. I am unsure though, as there were some references to the later years having electronic speedos (which would mean only the odo/trip works off gears and could therefore still be the problem).

Not sure if this helps but my cruise control is finicky. Most of the time it won't work. But occassionally it will for about 5 minutes. Then it'll stop and take the speedo out with it.

Thanks.
InjuredOften is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 06:15 PM   #37  
Registered User
 
dzl_damon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,816
check the speed sensor on the side of the transfer case. That sounds like the most likely culprit. Mine is zip tied on tight. The gear in the cluster is only for the odometer, not the SPEEDometer.

Additionally, there is the crank sensor after that. But the speed sensor on the transfer case is a classic issue that is easier to get to.

EDIT: read closer and saw your odo sometimes doesn't work when your speedo does. Might be both issues.
dzl_damon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2011, 11:54 PM   #38  
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Lingleville TX but active duty Air Force all over the world currently
Posts: 429
Did dodge change up the speedos? I have one out of a 93 and its not like the ones in the pics. The front is exactly the same but the electornics/gears on the back are diff. It doesnt ahve the plastic cover on the back either. Maybe it was upgraded at some point?
zack_76401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 02:11 PM   #39  
Registered User
 
Erska's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Kivialho,Finland
Posts: 596
AAARGH! I bought new odometer gears and changed them and when I turn the inside part of the motor odometer turns but when I'm driving the truck and everything is on, NOTHING! WHY!? Is the motor broken if I can take the brownish inside part out of it? It doesn't feel like metal but it has to be because there's magnets around the outside part of the motor.... Please help.

How can I test the odometer motor that is it broken?

The truck is 1990 W250 6bt 5spd.

Thanks!
Erska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 12:38 AM   #40  
Registered User
 
Erska's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Kivialho,Finland
Posts: 596
Heey! I got it working!

Fourth time is the thing I guess

I took the speedometer out of the cluster and wired it straight to the battery.

Red is 12v+, black is 12v minus and the green is VSS signal wire. I pulsed the green vss signal wire to the minus as fast as I could and _I could see the speedo needle jumping and monitored the odometer motor at the same time, it moved but didn't turn!

So After that experiment I took the odo gears all apart again and sanded the little gear shaft overall radius little smaller and greased them well. And guess what! It works now. The odometer motor is VERY weak! So the gears have to be allmost like loose when they are on.

I hope this helps someone, shame that nobody ever can help me.
Erska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 05:20 PM   #41  
Registered User
 
The Sarge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Strasburg, PA
Posts: 252
Hey there stickiers,

I am going to do mine i guess. I just swapped out a guage with a working odometer. It worked before i swapped it into my truck. I put it in and it only worked for maybe 300 miles.

Could it still be the odometer or would you think its something else.

My speedometer works. Any suggestions?? It stinks not having an odometer ya know.

Thanks.
The Sarge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 09:40 AM   #42  
Registered User
 
lassy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Macon Georgia
Posts: 54
Got my new gears swapped in yesterday, reinstalled, got really excited when the trip meter started rolling...but then it stopped!
Going to remove everything again and shoot some compressed air in to see if I can dislodge any loose impediments...hopefully that will be the ticket.

Last edited by BC847; 06-05-2012 at 06:17 PM. Reason: Language
lassy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 02:24 PM   #43  
Registered User
 
12valvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Davie County NC
Posts: 336
If I just want too replace the small gear can I do that instead of both?
12valvin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 10:38 AM   #44  
Registered User
 
lassy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Macon Georgia
Posts: 54
Pulled out the odometer again last night, removed the new gears, blew out the inside of the housing, turned the odometer gears manually to ensure they were turning smoothly, reinstalled the new gears into the odometer housing (without the motor being attached to the other side), got all the gears sync'ed up, then slid the motor shaft into the backside of the replacement gears, tightened it all up, used a scribe to manually turn the gears after the motor was installed and everything turned nice and smooth. i reinstalled and whammy!! my odometer works!! thanks for the help fellas!!
lassy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 10:17 PM   #45  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Gatesville, Tx
Posts: 604
Quote:
Originally Posted by McNasty View Post
My stops working ocasionaly. I had it all apart and found nothing wrong with the gears. When it stops working I hit the dash and on it comes again. I think mine is electrical. Bad connection or something. I don't know how you would figure it out either.

BTW, greta write up and pics. I might pull mine apart again to check the gears now that I know what I am looking at.
i had a similar problem in my 94 dakota, i ended up diconnecting the barrel connectors, twisting them 360 degrees and reconnecting. the twisting force kept all the connections nice and tight. No problems for 6 years so far.
peckens is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
odometer fix- one option crossy 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 1 07-25-2010 04:51 PM
How long of a crack can they fix in your windshield? Joe T Other 7 06-26-2007 10:47 PM
Odometer Fix JDOGEFOX 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 1 01-19-2007 06:38 PM
no fluid flow in PARK - will a VB fix? how long is too long to idle? 04ctd 3rd Gen Engine and Drivetrain -> 2003-2007 8 02-09-2006 12:04 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:20 PM.


© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.