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    lee.kevin@comcast.net
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    Default 88 sentra gauge cluster freaking out.

    Looking to buy this car...maybe. I haven't viewed this problem myself
    yet. 2nd hand info.

    Apparently the speedo twitches and jumps and spazzes. That's the cable
    hanging, right?

    The real problem is that the Temp and Fuel gauges apparently wig-out
    and go dead and then spike suddenly and so it goes. Potentially my 1st
    Nissan and an old one at that. Any idea what this problem is getting
    me into? Thanks for the help.

    kevin


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    Steve T
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    Default Re: 88 sentra gauge cluster freaking out.

    lee.kevin@comcast.net wrote:

    > Looking to buy this car...maybe. I haven't viewed this problem myself
    > yet. 2nd hand info.
    >
    > Apparently the speedo twitches and jumps and spazzes. That's the cable
    > hanging, right?
    >
    > The real problem is that the Temp and Fuel gauges apparently wig-out
    > and go dead and then spike suddenly and so it goes.


    The temp and fuel are a dash voltage regulator issue. Not sure if that model
    has a cable driven speedo or if it's electronic..
    --

    Steve

    http://www.atlantaracing.com

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    lee.kevin@comcast.net
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    Default Re: 88 sentra gauge cluster freaking out.

    What kind of $ are we talking? And where is it located? Pretty easy
    to get to/access? Thanks!

    KL


    Steve T wrote:
    > The temp and fuel are a dash voltage regulator issue. Not sure if that model
    > has a cable driven speedo or if it's electronic..



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    Steve T
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    lee.kevin@comcast.net wrote:

    > What kind of $ are we talking? And where is it located?


    On the back of the dash unit. It's been a dozen years since I repaired one
    of these.

    > Pretty easy
    > to get to/access?


    I have no idea of your mechanical skills. Seems simple enough to me, I've
    seen people break the dash trying to work on them so can't say if it would
    be easy for you.

    I'd probably charge a couple of hundred bucks to do it just because it would
    take some time doing research to find where it is, how to get it apart to
    replace it and dig up the repair parts + actually do the repair. We are at
    $75 an hour if that helps you figure out how difficult this will be to deal
    with if you ARE good with mechanical things and understand electronics.

    --

    Steve

    http://www.atlantaracing.com

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