Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 09:32:42 -0400 From: "Eric Law" <elawxnospamxnopsamecsxnospamx.com> Subject: Re: Odomoter Broke on 1988 SAAB Convertible w/ Auto Tran.
Allen, My answer/theory is "It's a Saab and they do that" 8^) In all seriousness, what you're experiencing is a very common problem in older 900's (don't know whether it affects 9000's too). Basically, one of the drive gears for the odometer (inside the speedometer mechanism) cracks and gets loose on the shaft. Thus the shaft stops rotating, and the odometer with it. If you're inclined to disassemble the speedo and fix it, you can search this NG on DejaNews for some good descriptions of the procedure. It's not a fun or easy task, though! Eric Law apickel <apickelnopsamracle.com> wrote in message news:7mv754$qjh$1nopsam16.us.oracle.com... > Hi All, > > I'm trying to figure out why my odometer doesn't work yet the speedometer does. > Also the trip meter doesn't work either. I guess trip meter isn't exactly the > right term but its the meter you reset when you want to clock how far it is > between point A and point B. But what really has me puzzled is how can the > speedometer work but the odometer doesn't. If anyone has an answer or theory > I'd really appreciate your input. > > TIA > > Allen >