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silron 09-02-2012 01:28 PM

1988 cherokee speedometer
hello.i am glad to found this forum
i own a 1998 jeep Cherokee sport.6cyl inline.4.0L.automatic.i have this jeep for several years,.and it has served me very has 193000 miles.
the speedometer needle moves all the way up and down while do not accelerate/decelerate .just the needle.
is a sensor or a switch going bad?,and where is located?
thanks for helping

robpp 09-02-2012 03:26 PM

Re: 1988 cherokee speedometer
on my 98 i had to unplug it, put some DIELECTRIC grease on the plugs, and put it back together.

try it :)

silron 09-02-2012 05:15 PM

Re: 1988 cherokee speedometer
thanks for the answers,can you explain?what it is that you unplug and put the grease? and where is locate?
if i know the name of the part,you be good.

JMLoughrey 09-17-2012 10:44 AM

Re: 1988 cherokee speedometer
The giant plug is going to be located on the back of the gauge cluster. Remove the cluster, clean the contacts on the plug and into the cluster, put dilectric grease onto the terminals and reinstall.

silron 10-08-2012 10:24 AM

Re: 1988 cherokee speedometer
my has 2 plus behind the gauge cluster,i cleaned and applied new dielectric grease,still same problem.also i replaced the vehicle speed sensor located on the transfer case,and still no fix,i am thinking it may be the gauge cluster.but i am not sure.
please any help is good.

silron 10-08-2012 12:47 PM

Re: 1988 cherokee speedometer
sorry i mean 2 plugs

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