It looks like the mechanic that supposedly fixed the odometer did not do a good job as my mileage counter is not working and neither is the odometer. Any suggestions?
The odometer in my 87 car had to be repaired a couple of times also. Even when it did work, the movement tended to be jumpy, not smooth like it should be. I don't think the odometer design was all that sturdy when they left the factory.It looks like the mechanic that supposedly fixed the odometer did not do a good job as my mileage counter is not working and neither is the odometer. Any suggestions?
Hmmm. Makes me confused as the speedometer works fine but the odometer does not work at all. Supposidly a few years ago, the mechanic put new gears to try to get the odometer to work. Well that did not do it. So I have no idea what mileage I am putting on my car.That would be a new speedometer for your model, I don't know what swaps/interchanges, but the teeth can be pretty simple to the point yeah, they do break under certain conditions. A jumpy speedometer is almost always a cable that needs to be lubricated. Disconnect from the back of the speedometer, pull the center out of the cable, if gunky, clean it up and oil with WD40, graphite oil, something not too heavy, even bike chain oil works well.
Here are a few pictures I had of these units. The circular metal can at the top is the odometer motor. I never had one of those fail, but if the screws that hold it in place are tightened too much, the motor sometimes won't turn.
Here are a couple of units looking from the top down.
These are the 2 gears that usually break and stop the odometer from turning. The top and bottom of the pod is shown in each picture with a good and bad gear shown.