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Old 07-16-14, 10:55 PM   #121
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I already replied twice today in reference to this issue and solution.
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Old 07-17-14, 02:58 PM   #122
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It's not a sensor. The issue is inside of the gauge cluster.
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It is not a bad speed sensor or the ECM.
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I already replied twice today in reference to this issue and solution.
no solution was given other than the problem is inside the gauge cluster. what specifically is causing the problem? and what is done to remedy it?

i read somewhere that the needle has a counterweight that needs to be adjusted, but i cannot find the thread.
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Old 09-23-14, 11:17 PM   #123
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Just wanted to say that I had the problem with the sticking speedo/tach on my 98, found this thread, and sent mine off to Tanin Auto. Couldn't have asked for better or faster service - was very pleased with this transaction.

No affiliation with them other than a highly satisfied customer - would definitely recommend.
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no solution was given other than the problem is inside the gauge cluster. what specifically is causing the problem? and what is done to remedy it?

i read somewhere that the needle has a counterweight that needs to be adjusted, but i cannot find the thread.
I think Mr Tanin knows the solution to the problem but does not want to share with us since this is what he does for profit. A trade secret, so do speak.

I fixed all of problems with the dash exception of this sticking needle problem. I have done much search on the net without a success.
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I think Mr Tanin knows the solution to the problem but does not want to share with us since this is what he does for profit. A trade secret, so do speak.

I fixed all of problems with the dash exception of this sticking needle problem. I have done much search on the net without a success.
Did you read post #59 in this thread?

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls40...ml#post3378390
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Did you read post #59 in this thread?

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls40...ml#post3378390
Came across this old thread because I am also experiencing erratic behavior on my tach. Know anyone that tried RickyGee's technique with success? Thanks.
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I think Mr Tanin knows the solution to the problem but does not want to share with us since this is what he does for profit. A trade secret, so do speak.

I fixed all of problems with the dash exception of this sticking needle problem. I have done much search on the net without a success.
He probably does but given that they likely spent time and money to learn it and is running a business how is that a bad thing?
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Old 06-03-15, 05:18 PM   #128
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People ask us all the time on every make and model, "well what did the tech do?"

"They fixed it!"

If we told people what we did, how we did it, how long it took us, the tools and parts we used then what would be the point of us doing it anymore? Even more so then that would open up a line of criticizing and critiquing how we do things the way we do and quite simply we don't have the time to address all of these questions over the phone. The phones ring all day long and we have three people answering them. It's the only way we can provide such excellent support and 1-3 day turnaround on most things.

Quite simply, if we described how to do it then people would still do it wrong and/or break their cluster. Then they would say, "well you told me to do this".

It's a path best left alone.
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Came across this old thread because I am also experiencing erratic behavior on my tach. Know anyone that tried RickyGee's technique with success? Thanks.
Depending on what's wrong with your cluster I'm pretty sure lots of ppl tried his fix and got things in order. You will just have to try it yourself and let us know, good luck.
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False Alarm. I believe it worked only for a short time is because my mechanic had my car parked in the extremely hot sun.
I guess it must be in the dash.
Oh well it worked for 1 day......
So is it fixed with a new sensor installation because my speedometer and Odometer stopped working previous day. It was a normal weather no hot climate. I even hit my dashboard several times but didn't work
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Looking through these posts, I thought I would add my 2 cents worth of information. I have a 93 SC300 and had the intermittent sticking needle problem (worse in warm weather, banging on the dash would help). I thought perhaps it was something to do with the interior of the needle assembly having some sticky material on the interior stop. At rest, the needles would sit slightly below the zero point. I removed the cluster, separated the pieces and carefully drilled 2 very small holes very very very slightly below the zero point on each indicator dial (Tach and Speedo). I then inserted a 1/16 inch black steel roll pin in each hole and glued them in. It was necessary to snip the roll pins to length so they did not protrude through the back of the indicator board, but had enough length sticking out the front that the needles rested on these pins at zero. I was careful to use only enough length on the pins that they only protruded maybe 1/16th inch further out than the needles. These new "zero stop pins", I think prevented the needles from returning to their interior stop points. So basically I just gave the needles a new resting point. I was pretty sure this would work as I had previously put a couple of sticky rubber stops on the indicator board face and that worked for a few weeks. The pin solution is more permanent and has now worked for over 12 months.
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Tanin is an okay place they do good work, and they also sell some parts. I would say for the average person just taking out the cluster or the climate control is a chore. And unless you have lots of cars that need the work done on, and live along ways from Tanin. It is way better to let them do the fixing work. For all that is involved doing either the cluster or the climate control, what Tanin charges is next to nothing. And if you do it yourself you do run the chance of goofing it up nice.
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Tanin is an okay place they do good work, and they also sell some parts. I would say for the average person just taking out the cluster or the climate control is a chore. And unless you have lots of cars that need the work done on, and live along ways from Tanin. It is way better to let them do the fixing work. For all that is involved doing either the cluster or the climate control, what Tanin charges is next to nothing. And if you do it yourself you do run the chance of goofing it up nice.
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