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Odometer mileage gauge not working
« on: December 02, 2016, 10:41:25 AM »
1990 Vanagon GL

The mileage gauge has not worked for years; I'd like to get it fixed. 

Years ago, I resolved another problem where the gear shaft was 'walking' out of the side of the gear box.  I followed a forum fix and put a plastic stop on the side of the gear box to stop it from walking - problem resolved.

Shortly after, I found I had a second problem.  The odometer ONLY records mileage when it is cold outside, and even then for only a short number of miles until the front of the van is warmed up or ?

Cold means below 40 degrees F.  And if the van sits in the sun before driving it, then even at below 40 degrees, the odometer mileage gauge will not work.

It occurred to me the other day that possibly it is not the gears slipping on the gear shaft - what I have thought it was.   It could also be the odometer cable slipping (except when cold) at either the end where it goes through the left front wheel hub, or where the cable inserts into the rear of the odometer gear box.

Anyone have this problem, or a suggestion of how to fix it?


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