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Old 01-27-2009, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi every one new to this so ill keep it short.
got ane36 2.5td and the dash (speedo)keeps losing power.
and sometimes wont start if anyone can help i would be very greatful
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Sounds like a vehicle speed sensor issue? It is either a loose or bad connection with the plug going to the vehicle speed sensor on the rear differential cover......I would check that first.... #9 in pic below: try cleaning it up first..... If not, could be a faulty sensor.



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cheers johnny bean looking at some of your other replays and i think it could be a loose conection on the back of cluster as for the starting problems still have konw clue but thanks for your help any way
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Starting problems????? whats it doing, spark ?, fuel getting there ?
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hi there marti5 it is starting but some times it just truns over till battries flat which happens quit quickly as its 2.5 td so i have to carry a jump pack at all times cheers for any help or advise you can give me dan
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I would say,

a) fuel pump playing up

b) fuel non return valve playing up
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cheers johnny bean looking at some of your other replays and i think it could be a loose conection on the back of cluster as for the starting problems still have konw clue but thanks for your help any way
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Yes, I figured it would be easier to check outside @ the sensor 1st....hope everything works out. Also, I am pretty sure you have to remove the steering wheel to get the cluster out, unless maybe you can get it from behind....
note: make sure you disconnect your battery first....before removing the steering wheel....& any SRS plugs from the steering wheel....you don't want to set an airbag code off....

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