Login  |  Register
Nissanhelp.com - All About Nissan
Do-It-Yourself Maintenance Owners Manuals Recalls/Campaigns Service Bulletins Service Manuals Nissan OBDII Codes Glossary & Acronyms More...
Member's Ride Photos Stock Photo Gallery
Classifieds - For Sale Classifieds - Wanted To Buy Classifieds - Mechanic Wanted Classifieds - Auto Services Search Auto Parts
Register FAQ Social Groups Mark Forums Read
Shaky Speedometer Forums > > Shaky Speedometer Shaky Speedometer
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Maxima Nissan Maxima Discussion Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-03-2012, 11:09 AM
JamesE JamesE is offline
Registered User
1997 Maxima
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 22
Default Shaky Speedometer

So I'm sure you've read this before, my '97 maxima's speedometer is erratic at times and will jump up and down. If I continue driving for some time it will get its act together and read correctly, and then I can then use the cruise control. Now here's the strange part: If I hit a bump or dip such as a pothole or railroad crossing, my speedometer just dies, and will only jump up if I tap the gas pedal. This leads me to believe that maybe my problem is a bad connection, and maybe I just need to tighten a few bolts so I can avoid seeing a mechanic (that's why we're all here I imagine) and being charged a diagnostic fee plus a half hour of labor just to turn a couple screws. I have checked online to try and figure out where under the hood I need to poke around but haven't had any luck. A detailed reply and some pictures would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 11:42 AM
NissanTech's Avatar
NissanTech NissanTech is offline
Super Moderator
2004 Xterra
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: California
Age: 48
Posts: 12,291

This is not easy to diagnose without special tools. It could be the speed sensor on the transmission or the speedohead itself or sometimes loose screws at the speedohead. You could start by tighten the screw behind the speedohead.

The speed head connected to the the circuit board with 3 screws. You need to remove the meter and tight the screws on the back of the meter. See attached images.
Attached Thumbnails
Shaky Speedometer-capture-png   Shaky Speedometer-capture2-png  
Need A Repair Shop?
Find local automotive repair shops in your area.
AutoCodes.com Shops

Last edited by NissanTech; 12-03-2012 at 12:00 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 11:55 AM
JamesE JamesE is offline
Registered User
1997 Maxima
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 22

awesome. Thankyou so much!
Reply With Quote


loose, shaky, speedometer

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.