[urq] Stopped Odometer

W.Stedman wstedman at sbcglobal.net
Mon May 14 23:34:48 EDT 2007

That sounds like your speedo cable is sticking pull out the cable and lube
it up and the bouncing should go away.

-----Original Message-----
From: urq-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:urq-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf
Of Max Hoepli
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 6:58 PM
To: Ben Swann
Cc: urq at audifans.com; quattro at audifans.com; w-t_audifans at yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [urq] Stopped Odometer

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

  To: "Urq List" <urq at audifans.com>

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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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