The Old Bloke
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Queensland
Re: XD - no odometer
I'd look for the broken cog first or possibly replace it anyway. The original cogs are a soft plastic and it breaks down with age.
My thoughts on it are that the soft cog is designed as a fail safe and designed to strip if the odo jams. However ones I've done have had no problems even after 100000k's use.
It is easy to check.
Take the front clear lens off, unscrew the speedo unit from the back, gently pull the speedo unit out. Unscrew the inner speedo section from the black section and carfully lift it out, there are three wires that run from the speedo to the black part.
The cog is usually and orange colour compared to the rest which will be generally white.
I'll post some photos on monday or tuesday showing the steps and items pulled apart.
New CAR July 2004 build BA XR8 Ute.
"It ain't got much show but it's got plenty of go"
Passenger quote after a ride in the XY 351 ute.
"Your going to put WHAT in there"
Engineers comment about the 5.0 Lt EFI transplant to the Capri.