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Old 09-02-2010, 11:27 AM   #1
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Speedometer reads too high

I recently installed a 3.73 posi rear-end in my 1991 Camaro RS, and now my speedometer reads about 10mph to high. Any ideas as to how I can fix this?
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:34 AM   #2
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I recently installed a 3.73 posi rear-end in my 1991 Camaro RS, and now my speedometer reads about 10mph to high. Any ideas as to how I can fix this?
Welcome to TGO. You'll have to swap the drive and/or driven gears in the trans. Check the stickies in the Transmission and Drivetrain forum.

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Old 09-02-2010, 11:39 AM   #3
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Ok will do! Thanks for the help JamesC!
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http://www.bgsoflex.com/speedo1.html

This might help
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:22 PM   #5
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Re: Speedometer reads to high

Actually his car being a 91 should be an electric speedometer. Atleast my 91 was factory. The computer would have to be reprogrammed for the calibration.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:50 PM   #6
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Actually his car being a 91 should be an electric speedometer. Atleast my 91 was factory. The computer would have to be reprogrammed for the calibration.
82-89 Camaro speedos are mechanical and have the VSS located on the backside of the cluster; 90-92 Camaros are electric and have the VSS located on the transmission tail shaft. The drive/driven gears are similar, but apparently not interchangeable between the two. With the correct gear(s) in place, the speedo should read correctly.

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Old 09-02-2010, 07:42 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help! I know what I have to get now to fix it.
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Re: Speedometer reads to high

I replaced the drive and driven gear, which was a mistake in hind sight. I had to beat the drive gear off, and broke the replacement, requiring an other one. The dealership told me I need the combination. Just replace the driven gear with the correct one.
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I replaced the drive and driven gear, which was a mistake in hind sight. I had to beat the drive gear off, and broke the replacement, requiring an other one. The dealership told me I need the combination. Just replace the driven gear with the correct one.

Wow, talk about a headache! Thanks for the heads up!
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