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speedometer quit
#1
Just returned from having normal service completed and now my speedo isn't working. Cruse control still works. Need some trouble shooting advice. 94 with series 60.
94 Newell #365, 2009 Smart, 2005 500SL, 2012 ML350, 1934 Ford Streetrod Golf Cart, 1958 Century Coronado, 1965 Cruisers Inc. Car and Boat CrazyTongue
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#2
If it is the same type unit as used on the 1992's, there could be two likely causes. The sensor near the transmission or the speedometer head itself would be the most likely. Mine has two sensors on a small disk attached to the driveshaft next to the transmission. One sends a signal to the cruise control and one sends a signal to the speedometer/odometer. I have had to adjust the spacing on these sensors before. You should just be able to get a slight tension on something the thickness of a credit card (I prefer to use a plastic hotel door entry card rather than risk messing up a good credit card). The spacing if you have a feeler gauge is 0.03". If the spacing is correct, then either the sensor itself is defective OR the speedometer head has gone bad. The VDO speedometer unit in mine is not repairable. It is electrical so if it suddenly just quit rather than wandering around or pegging, it is possible that a connector on the rear of the speedometer came loose. If the connections are good, you can look online at VDO gauges to find one the same size and style and replace it.

The Speed Sensor on my coach is an ISPro #R-8932 and the Speedometer is a VDO 437152. Can't guarantee these didn't change between 1992 and 1994.
Michael Day
1992 Newell 43.5' #281
NewellOwner.com
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#3
I had an issue with our speedo right after service. I think the tech got a gob of grease on sensor head. The problem eventually fixed itself on this one. We did have Newell replace both sosor & speedometer had a few years back. It was really nice to be driving a Newel with "0" miles in it!!!
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#4
Thanks for the replies. I will begin trouble shooting this next week and will report back.
94 Newell #365, 2009 Smart, 2005 500SL, 2012 ML350, 1934 Ford Streetrod Golf Cart, 1958 Century Coronado, 1965 Cruisers Inc. Car and Boat CrazyTongue
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#5
Since we are talking about speedometers, My 1978 speedometer was sticking. I bought a new VDO speedometer from Bob's Speedometer in Howell, Michigan. After removing my original speedometer I found that the light bulb in it had broke and was jamming the mechanism. I repaired and installed the original. I still have the new in box VDO speedometer if any body needs one.
1993 Newell 45' 8V92,towing an Imperial open trailer. FMCA#232958 '67 Airstream Overlander 27' '67GTO,'76TransAm,'52Chevy panel, 2000 Corvette "Lingenfelter"modified, '13 Grand Cherokee.
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#6
I failed to mention that the Ck Trans light stays on also. Could these 2 items be related?
94 Newell #365, 2009 Smart, 2005 500SL, 2012 ML350, 1934 Ford Streetrod Golf Cart, 1958 Century Coronado, 1965 Cruisers Inc. Car and Boat CrazyTongue
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#7
Depends on which transmission you have. If you have the HT741 ATEC or WTEC they could be related.
Michael Day
1992 Newell 43.5' #281
NewellOwner.com
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(10-09-2017, 12:45 PM)Fulltiming Wrote: Depends on which transmission you have. If you have the HT741 ATEC or WTEC they could be related.

Allison 4 spd which I believe is HT741? I'll check tomorrow to be sure,
94 Newell #365, 2009 Smart, 2005 500SL, 2012 ML350, 1934 Ford Streetrod Golf Cart, 1958 Century Coronado, 1965 Cruisers Inc. Car and Boat CrazyTongue
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#9
You likely have the HT741 ATEC transmission, especially if you have the 2-stroke engine. If you can wait a week until I have e access to my ATEC manual I'll be able to tell you if they are related. It's possible they are related.
Jon Kabbe
1993 coach 337 with Civic towed
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#10
larry has the series 60

tom
2002 45'8" Newell Coach 608  Series 60 DDEC4/Allison World 6 Speed HD4000MH

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