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Im about to buy an 99 altima with a 5 speed convention, and the car is not reading the speedometer right. What will this be?
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:21 PM
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Welcome to the site. I'm not sure of the answer but I'm interested as well. Post up more information about the car, those things last forever.
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With the trans swap there are a few things that could have been skipped or missed.
You'll need to make sure the speedo sensor is the right one for a manual and you'll need to make sure everything is properly connected.
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Thanks for the response Friday in the morning I will pick it up and go from there. I will post more info later.
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Cool, keep us posted.
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Well so far the speedo according to the previous owner is due to a bad sensor and I had to get the exhaust system fix because he had it tied with wire hanger. Now I need to fix the temp reader but I have no clue where to start.
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Do you have access to an OBDII scanner?
If you do, you can plug it in and see if the ECU is reading any temp data from the sensor.
If you don't see any temp reading then it's a good bet that you have a bad sensor or possibly bad wiring to the sensor.
If you see a temp reading then you most likely have a bad gauge or bad wiring going to the gauge.

If you don't have access to a reader then you can remove the sensor and test it with hot water and a voltmeter.
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Thank you I will to do with the hot water method cus I dont have the scanner.

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The resistance should change with the rise and fall of the temperature.

For an inexpensive way to have scanner capabilities you could always buy a blue tooth adapter and then download the free version of Torque for your Android device and you'll have almost complete scanner functionality.

The blue tooth unit I use when I don't want to drag out my dedicated scanner is this one.
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Judt ordered one from amazon and the temperature gauge problem is the cable from the sensor is broken. Thanks for the imput guys

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Just make sure that you get the wiring matched up properly and keep us posted if you have any issues getting the blue tooth adapter working with the Torque app.
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