Shortly after having the steering gear replaced in this car, I noticed
the tach had stopped working. My wife didn't notice whether or not it
worked at any point up to when I did, but I know that it worked at some
point before replacing the steering gear.
I didn't do the work, but I don't really want to bring it back to the
shop that did the work if it's an easy thing to troubleshoot and fix.
I looked under the hood, but of everything coming through the firewall,
everything appears to be connected. The CD-based manual and Chilton's
both are silent on the cable that actually makes the tach go, so I'm
wondering if anyone can point me to where on the engine it actually
connects, so I can see if it's still connected and then subsequently
diagnose it from there. My thoughts are that it is related to the
steering gear installation, but again, I'm not really sure where it's
going to and there are no obvious "dangling cables" to show me, "ah ha".
The car only has 185k miles on it, and the speedo and odometer work
fine. Seems odd that the tach would just "stop working" since I'd think
it mechanically similar to the speedo; just monitoring the crank rather
than the driveshaft.
Thanks for the help,