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Old 11-15-2008
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WTF is with my odometer?

so i got the 9" put in.. and apparently my truck's speed sensor was off the diff, not the tranny.. but thats not the issue, i have tom tom for a speedo.


why is my odometer still moving? its moved a half a mile since last tuesday...



just curious.. any bs'ing is fine
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The gnomes are screwing with you. haha
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ah **** not teh gnomes!
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any serious answers? I really am curios as to what is making it move..
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4x4? maybe the speedo gets the info from the transfer/trans itself too and not just the diff
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Could it be your odo is ran off your tranny maybe?
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4x4? maybe the speedo gets the info from the transfer/trans itself too and not just the diff
hes talking about his odo not the speedo.
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hmm yea i need to learn how to read but, well in that case i'd say the same thing, it has to be getting the info from the trans, what else is making it move? maybe they did it that way so you don't drive it for 5000 miles and "avoid" the odo to keep moving?
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I don't know how it would be working since it gets the signal from the diff I thought.
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As you hit bumps in the road it moves, would be my guess...
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Could it be your odo is ran off your tranny maybe?
then i should have racked up over 200 miles already, not 8 10ths

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As you hit bumps in the road it moves, would be my guess...
someone suggested the bumps could be moving it.
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are the numbers still 'locked'. bumps or just vibrations seem like a good guess if they numbers are just sitting freely in the gauge cluster
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are the numbers still 'locked'. bumps or just vibrations seem like a good guess if they numbers are just sitting freely in the gauge cluster
no, they are actually rolling over, slowly but they're rolling like normal.
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ok, i just rolled over 2 miles! any guess's as to what it'll read in a year? i'm giving it 50 miles tops.


could the air moving over the wires that are just wrapped around the frame be causing it to send a signal to move?
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my bet is vibrations slowly turn the gears racking up some miles. Your truck rides a little rough right? haha
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yea, but its turning over too smooth for me to really think the bone jarring slams on the bump stops are moving it
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My guess.

You ran over a small woodland creature.

Stay with me here.

When hit, the small woodland creature flew up into the under carriage, and stuck to the frame right above the wires. Now as the small woodland creature leaks, the fluids are dripping on the wires, causing current to flow, and your odo to move slowly.
My guess is that it will dry up in a few weeks, and the odo will stop moving.

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