[urq] Stopped Odometer

Max Hoepli mhoepli at vif.com
Mon May 14 21:57:47 EDT 2007

If the car is driving at 60 km/hour and the speedo needle is bouncing freely between 60 km and 20km. What does this mean?

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ben Swann 
  To: mhoepli at vif.com 
  Cc: quattro at audifans.com ; urq at audifans.com ; 'Ben Swann' 
  Sent: 10, May 2007 08:54
  Subject: [urq] Stopped Odometer

  Totally coincidence - you will find the problem inside the speedo unit which will require you to pull the Instrument cluster.   Likely the secondary (odometer) drive gear is split.  You need to replace this gear or the entire speedometer.


  Speedo operation has nothing to do with the brakes.  The only thing that could have been affected is the ABS operation or the brake pad wear indicator sensor that reports to the autocheck system.






  [Date: Wed, 9 May 2007 20:31:25 -0400

  From: "Max Hoepli" <mhoepli at vif.com>

  Subject: [urq] Stopped Odometer

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  Hi all,


  Have a 1986 Audi Turbo Quattro 5000, built February 1986. The front brake pads and vented rotors were changed out, the sensor cable cut off from the pads. Sensor connection on car no longer available. Odometer was working before work was done to change brakes. Speedometer, tachometer function, the ododmeter does not work. Electrical sender to the speedometer unit.

  Any answers?


  Could be co-incidence that odometer no longer works after brake work. Told by mechanic that there were different diameters of rotors for the same year, earlier years did not have vented rotors, Quattros had different rotors than non-Quattros. 11" diameter rotors.





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