Eagle Vision Odometer

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Bruce Baxter, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. Bruce Baxter

    Bruce Baxter Guest

    I just picked up a nice '95 Eagle Vision esi for a decent price. The
    only thing I can really see wrong with it is the odometer doesn't
    work. The speedo works just fine, so that indicates to me that the
    drive gear in the transmission is OK and it's likely to be a worn gear
    in the ODO itself. Can anyone point me at any resources for self
    repair of such a thing? Where would I get parts? Is it worth my time
    to do this myself, or is anyone aware of an outfit in the US that
    would repair it reasonable.
    Bruce Baxter, Jul 8, 2004
  2. Bruce Baxter

    Jim Guest

    It's not really self-repairable (no parts available that I know of). You
    need to send it out. I use http://www.powls-speedometer.com/

    Jim, Jul 8, 2004
  3. Olde-tyme thinking. There is no "drive gear in the transmission". The
    speedo and odo get their signal via the engine control computer (SBEC)
    which looks at the transmission's output speed sensor, which is wholly
    electromagnetic and not at all mechanical. There are only wires to the
    speedo head -- no rotating cable. The odometer itself (at the
    speedo head) is driven by a stepper motor. The stepper motor can be
    removed and replaced; go hit your local junkyard or
    http://www.car-part.com (searchable used auto parts nationwide).

    Daniel J. Stern, Jul 8, 2004
  4. Bruce Baxter

    Bruce Baxter Guest

    You're just looking for a flame war, accusing me of 'olde-tyme'
    thinking. How many of your average car owners even know there's a
    cable with a drive gear into the transmission on a traditional

    Your comments are helpful though. I'll pursue the stepper motor.
    It's nice not to worry about squeaky cables. I had one car that would
    squawk and squeel on cold mornings that drove me nuts.

    Do you know what needs to come apart to remove the cluster to test the
    stepper motor?
    Bruce Baxter, Jul 8, 2004
  5. Er...no, I was not looking for a flame war.
    Irrelevant. *YOU* obviously knew that, and I was answering *YOU*.
    That's what they were intended to be.
    Nope, not on your car, otherwise I would've included it.

    Daniel J. Stern, Jul 8, 2004
  6. Bruce Baxter

    Bruce Baxter Guest

    One other question.

    Now that I have the car on the road, I've noticed that the Odometer
    does work JUST a little. It advances about a 10th of a mile every
    mile traveled. Does this still sound like the work of a stepper motor
    Bruce Baxter, Jul 13, 2004
    Daniel J. Stern, Jul 13, 2004
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