I'M the proud owner of a 1992 Toyota 1.6 which I bought second-hand
four years ago.
It was running good except lately
when I have problem with the speed.
Normally when the RPM reaches
3,000 (on fifth gear), the speedometer will show exactly 100km/h. But
nowadays, it shows 80 km/h (in the
morning) and jumps to 90km/h (in the
A former Toyota foreman told me
that there might be a problem with
the clutch plate. I changed the clutch
plate, clutch special plate and bearing
but the problem still exists.
I asked the mechanic to check the
speedometer cable but he told me that
the SEG model uses a sensor and it
should not be faulty as those parts are
Although I'm getting almost 200km
for RM50 petrol, I'm a bit worried that
I'm getting a wrong reading and it will
be an issue if I'm driving on highways
because my speedometer readings are
What is wrong and how can I get it
Since the speedometer is electronic
and it seems unlikely that the sensor is
faulty, then you need to have a look at
the speedometer itself. Being electronic,
anything could be wrong with it, from
circuitry to the mechanical parts.
The obvious solution is to borrow a
speedometer or replace the existing one.
If you feel like it or have someone who is
good at working with delicate parts, you
can try removing the speedometer and
lubricating all the moving parts with a-
light oil like sewing machine oil.
Sometimes, with age, the parts tend
to have too much friction and so you get