We have just had a rebuilt transmission put in a 1987 Dodge Lancer. (Auto has always been cared for…) Question: Is there any conceivable way, the ‘speedometer’ and ‘rpm’ gages (on the dash)l could have been affected by the installation?
Here’s what happened: About a week after the install, my wife was almost home from work, when the car started sounding like a truck, and the speedometer and rpm gages quit working at the same time. After getting home, (afraid to drive it), we had the car towed back to the mechanic.
Long story short, we were told that it was simply a coincidence… the timing got off and needed to be reset on the transmission; and the speedometer cable was old and broke… True? Or what? Help me here people!
Thank You in Advance!