Joe Grissom

Asked by Mar 20, 2016 at 07:30 AM about the 1998 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SLE Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Speedometer shows that I am going 20 mph faster
than I am really going.

4 Answers


That is a large error, what has been done to the rig, like tires, or transmission replacement etc.

Joe Grissom

It has to be something else because I have owned this truck for ten years and this just. Started 2 years ago. I have the size tires on it that it came from factory with and have not changed transmission.


Ok so either there is a vibrational pulse from the speed sensor that the speedometer is picking up on or the stepper motor is going bad on the speedometer. A live data scanner would be able to read the speed sensor so then you would know if it was the sensor or the stepper. But if you just want to take a chance replace the speed sensor and see if that brings back to normal.

Joe Grissom

OK thank you very much.

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