97 Mustang GT Odometer trouble


Old 08-04-04, 11:03 AM
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97 Mustang GT Odometer trouble

Greetings all,

I have a 1997 Mustang GT that has sat in my driveway for about a year and a half. I just recently got the registration renewed and the brake pads changed, and even drove it to work one day to make sure it still ran ok so that I can sell it. My problem is that I noticed the odometer doesn't appear to be working anymore. My only guess would be maybe a wire rusted out somewhere or something? I looked in my Haynes manual and saw nothing about odometer, so I thought I would check and see if anyone is familiar with what I could possibly check for myself? I hate to pay $75 labor to have someone change a cable if I can do it myself. The speedometer works fine.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-04-04, 11:21 AM
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no cable...

...in one that new. it's all electronic...most likely the stepper motor that turns the odometer (if it's not a digital display). the contacts tarnish when they sit for long periods. you may be able to replace the motor, check with a dealer
Old 08-04-04, 11:24 AM
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Thanks for the quick response. I guess I will have to get a shop involved after all.

Thanks again

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