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I have a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 149k miles. When I get close to hitting 150,000 mile, the mileage meter starts going backwards until it hits approx. 148,000 miles, and then goes forward again to repeat the cycle. Why does it do this? When I go for inspections the mechanics think that I am turning back my mileage meter.

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That's funny -- sorry.. seriously though, there is a sensor which is electronically powered to read your speed. You can find the details in a haynes or chiltons repair manual - try your local library to see if you can check one out...
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Posted on Mar 06, 2011

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  • asc_9 Mar 06, 2011

    Thanks. The speedometer works fine measuring my is the mileage meter that is going haywire.

  • Carl Kay Mar 06, 2011

    the sensor within the transmission I made mention of should also have the control to the odometer as well..

  • asc_9 Mar 06, 2011

    Thank you!



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