Speedometer is way off

5

Asked by Sep 28, 2013 at 09:20 PM about the 1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My speedometer in my 84 monte carlo ss is way off, like i will be going 35 or so and it will
say im doing 55-60. My brother said this is putting unneeded mileage on the mileage
counter. Is it? and if so i need someone who can show me in a video or something of how
to unhook the speedometer.

5 Answers

...okay, take a look at your door jamb...this will be the specified tire size...appparently there is a tire that is perhaps 20 percent larger in diameter...verify that the tires on the car are the correct ones as specified by your door jamb~

....that's CRAZY talk...you want to KNOW when you're breakin' the law~!

1,670

the speedometer cable is attached on the drivers side of the trans. and can be disconnected by turning the cables capscrew counterclockwise. do not take the bolt beside it out because this will allow the gear to come out and you will lose fluid. the best soloution would be to get the correct gear while having the speedometer calibrated. did you change the transmission or the ring and pinion ?

3,395

PROBALY THE SPEEDO HEAD IS OFF ... OR SOMEBODY CHANGED THE REAR END GEARS .... most SS monte's came with 3.73 gears and 245/ R60 -15 tires .... about 26 inches tall .. unless somebody put 4.56 or lower gears in the rear its probly the speedo head .

3,395

the mileage counter is called the ODOMETER ...

Your Answer

Monte Carlo

Looking for a Used Monte Carlo in your area?

CarGurus has 1,241 nationwide Monte Carlo listings starting at $999.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Monte Carlo Experts

  • #1
    Js08016
    Reputation
    530
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    520
  • #3
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    450
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
581 Great Deals out of 34,544 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Camaro
456 Great Deals out of 31,823 listings starting at $1,450
Used Dodge Charger
442 Great Deals out of 33,929 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Mustang
600 Great Deals out of 39,738 listings starting at $1,988
Used Dodge Challenger
248 Great Deals out of 25,326 listings starting at $7,750
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
13 Great Deals out of 2,661 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Corvette
174 Great Deals out of 17,468 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,032 Great Deals out of 62,796 listings starting at $880
Used Chevrolet Caprice
150 listings starting at $9,995
Used Buick Regal
143 Great Deals out of 7,479 listings starting at $3,995

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 38 listings starting at $4,999
2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 67 listings starting at $1,500
2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS For Sale
23 listings starting at $999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.