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#1 of 19 04 Cavalier Bouncing Thermometer
Mar 25, 2007 (4:22 pm)
I've got a 04 Cavalier 2dr 5sp manual that has a speedometer that bounces slightly when driving down the road but seems to register the speed pretty correctly. Today when I first took off it would only register between 10-15 mph but after shutting the car off and restarting it went back to its bouncing thing but seemed to register pretty close to the correct speed. Is a there a plastic gear that might be going bad and can be replaced? The vehicle has about 41000 miles on it and runs out very good otherwise.
#2 of 19 Re: 04 Cavalier Bouncing Thermometer [jlc7]
Aug 12, 2007 (1:06 pm)
Know this is late response, but if you still have speedo bouncy needle problem, I would start with having someone oil the speedo cable with cable oiler that forces oil throughout the cable. I had friend who worked on motorcyles and those cables are notorious for getting dry and causing the speedo needle to shake. This might be a cheap fix.
If oiling it doesn't fix it, then replace the speedo cable with a new one.
#3 of 19 Re: 04 Cavalier Bouncing Thermometer [kscng]
Aug 13, 2007 (9:25 am)
Sorry no cable, all electronic now.
#4 of 19 Cavelier Speedometer Issue
Jul 25, 2008 (5:01 pm)
#5 of 19 Cavelier Speedometer Issue
Nov 05, 2007 (12:51 pm)
I have a 2002 cavelier that has a major speedometer issue. It will stay at 60mph or above. Anyone have an idea what could be causing this? We have changed out the transmission sensor and this did not fix the issue.
#6 of 19 Re: Cavelier Speedometer Issue [lexirpotter]
Nov 06, 2007 (9:23 am)
I would say you need a new or rebuilt cluster.
#7 of 19 Fuel, Temp, RPM gauges.
Jan 04, 2008 (4:29 pm)
I have a 04 2.2L 5-Speed Cavalier. I was wondering what is the cause of the Fuel,Temp, and Rpm needles get stuck or don't work.The car is under warranty. I would like to know before I i take it up there and they say something else is wrong with my car. Thank you.
#8 of 19 Re: Fuel, Temp, RPM gauges. [sonicburger]
Jan 16, 2008 (9:28 pm)
need a new cluster. go to your dealer. i am assuming you have extended warranty being you have an 04 so you may have a small deductible.
also could be..fuel level sensor, thermostat, speed sensors and a couple of other things, but being it;s all of them acting up i would say it's something to do with the cluster itself. but, i have not seen where one has been brought into my shop with all gauges acting up. usually the speedo is inop.
the only way to truly know is if you bring it into the dealer. it's under warranty so why not bring it in?
#9 of 19 Re: Fuel, Temp, RPM gauges. [wheresmyvette]
Jan 28, 2008 (7:05 pm)
my speedo is sticking above 60 then as i speed up it also does and they only way to reset it is to bump the starter and it will eventually reset i do not believe it needs a new cluster because there are no other problems with the cluster so i am setting out to find either a bad vaccum or defective cable because it acts like a vaccum pls post any finding you all have and i will do the same thanks in advance David
#10 of 19 Re: Fuel, Temp, RPM gauges. [sonicburger]
Feb 06, 2008 (4:04 pm)
I had a my car battery die I replaced it when I drove it the speedometor gauge, fuel gauge,and tach wouldn't move, the mileometer was blank some the the instrument panel was illuminated the words on the instrument panel such as abs,oil pan would show service engine was lit up but that was all.