I have a 1990 camaro rs. Today, as I was driving on the freeway, I noticed
when I would go past 65mph, the odometer started heading to the danger
zone. It has never reached that level before. I used to drive faster
than that (like 80mph) and never had any problems. I'm not sure what it
is because I do not know much about cars. Any help would be appreciated.
I'm going to make two assumptions here. First, you probably meant
Tachometer and not Odometer. My second assumption is that the car has
an automatic transmission and you accidently had the shifter in second
gear and not drive.
Is the gauge you are talking about labeled RPM x 1000? If so, that is
the tachometer and measures engine speed. The odometer measures the
total miles the vehicle has driven. If it is the tachometer you are
talking about and it slipped up into the red area at that slow of a
speed in overdrive, it could be a couple things, the cable between
transmission and throttle position could be mis-adjusted (not likely
unless you just recently had transmission work done), or more likely
the transmission is starting to slip. I'd take it immediately to a
mechanic and have it looked at before you are stranded somewhere.
Could be a couple other things also, but those seem the most likely
culprits, IMO at least.
Ok, thank you for letting me know that is the tachometer. I really don't
know much about cars (as you can tell).
Well, at least that gives me an idea what could be wrong with the car.
Thank you. I'll take it in as soon as I can.
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