So I decided to put some dielectric grease on my ignition components , after doing so my rpm gauge and speedo were not working , So I took loose my coil connections and wiped the excess grease off that was on the face of the plug from apparently putting too much on the tiny connections.
RPM's came back , speedo still pegged at 120 , so I did some more cleaning with a qtip of the male and female plugs I used the dielectric grease on , my speedo is still pegged and I was just out messing with my car yesterday and my speedo was working normal , I am sure I would have noticed if it wasn't.
Which of the connections do I need to focus on cleaning better? The needle jumps when first started but stays pegged.
I put some of the dielectric grease on the AIC valve , each of the 2 connections coming off of the icm , and the 2 connections plugs going to the coil.
They sell a spray can of electrical connection cleaner, I bought some for our home stereo, probably older than most of the members here on the forum, the stereo not the spray can. you could try than and wait for the excess to dissipate then plug it back in and see what happens. I hate electrical problems, I would rather pound my balls flat with a sledge hammer than hunt down an electrical problem.
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The ignition has nothing to do with the speedometer.
A voltage spike on the speedometer can peg it. Due to the nature of the mechanism it will NOT come back around to zero (well... it's trying to come back around the bottom, so all it does is push on the peg).
Get the car up to about 60 and the speedo *should* fix itself.
nice , well ill probably drive it today see if I can get it fixed , haven't registered the car at all so kind of wasted money it sort of looks like , but its a good thing I live out of town with alot of backroads.