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Username Post: Trip odometer repair?        (Topic#297721)
Big Steve 
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05-21-13 12:26 PM - Post#2347694    

On my '93 Silverado, the trip odometer gets to 199.9 miles and then won't go any further. The regular odometer keeps turning, it's only the trip odometer that stops. I'm going to guess that there is nothing in the trip meter that can be repaired, so I'm thinking I may need a new cluster. Before I start ripping into it, does anyone know if there is anything in there that I might be able to fix, or even get parts for if I need them?
I may be getting older but I refuse to grow up.

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someotherguy 
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05-21-13 08:54 PM - Post#2347829    
    In response to Big Steve

Hey Steve,

They usually don't fail in the 92-94 clusters, so your 93 having problems is kind of rare. Hit the boneyard and grab another cluster cheap as you can find one (should be able to find a 92-94 non-tach cluster for $25 or less) and just pop the trip meter assembly out and transplant it into yours. Easy job and you don't have to worry about your odometer no longer being correct if you swapped the entire cluster.

Richard
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HMAJNG 
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05-22-13 12:07 AM - Post#2347850    
    In response to Big Steve

Yes, as Richard said it would be easier to just swap out the entire cluster. I have a 1990 and the cluster for that year is not as easily available, so I had to take mine apart and change out a gear. However, that was for the odometer and not the trip odo. For the re-set trip odo there are what looks like fingers that grip the wheels when you press the reset button. Well at least on the 1990 MY. On mine one of the fingers were broken so I could not reset the numbers...hence I ended up getting another one (fortunate to find here) and swapped out the cluster.
So yes, you can take it apart and do some repairs, but so much easier and better to just swap out the entire unit.
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someotherguy 
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05-22-13 08:48 AM - Post#2347918    
    In response to HMAJNG

I guess my take on it is that it's easy enough to open up a cluster, I'd just swap out the trip meter assembly. They really do rarely go bad on the 92-up clusters; for some reason it seems like they're more fragile in 88-91 as I very commonly see those broken.

The most common cause for failure on them is resetting while in motion. You're supposed to only reset when at a complete stop.

Richard
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Big Steve 
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05-23-13 12:04 PM - Post#2348268    
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  • someotherguy Said:
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The most common cause for failure on them is resetting while in motion. You're supposed to only reset when at a complete stop.

Richard


Well, that's good to know. I am sure that I reset it all the time while I'm moving. I use the trip meter to check how far I go on a tank of gas. It's not that hard to get the cluster out, maybe I'll get ambitious this 3 day weekend.
I may be getting older but I refuse to grow up.

'93 Silverado Extra Cab Sportside
'99 Suburban (My wife's but I get to wash and work on it)
'69 Buick Riviera project car


 
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