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Old 06-02-2011, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my samurai speedometer reads below 0mph when idle, then as a accelerate it goes up at a normal rate, but the problem is its reading 15-20mph slower, so bassically once im going 20mph the speedometer starts to mark passed 0. im stumped, checked everything. i imagine there is a dial to calibrate this??? thanks for any advice
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have you got bigger tyers on it. cos thats the problem with mine i now run a gps as a speedo
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nope its all stock. well i took off the needle of the speedometer, and put it on at zero. started the zuk up for a run, to find gas leakin out of my sd carb :/ so i need to fix the fuel leak on the carb
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I'd say just recalibrate it, stick it on 0 when your not moving. This might help.

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I remember reading something about either the transfer case or differential affecting speedometer readout while i was skimming the pages of a Jimny service manual.
It was describing a procedure the mechanic needs to do to test something and it carried a warning about very low readings when one tire spun and the other did not. Something like half the speed of the spinning tire. So one tire doing 0 and the other doing 40 mph = 20 mph on the speedo. Something like that.
Like I said, it just happened to catch my eye. (Out of almost 900 pages.)

Might want to check either of those two things being broken?

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