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Old 02-08-2002, 01:04 PM
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Busted Tach

Hey Guy's,
Is there any way to get my tachometer working again?
I know this is a problem with these cars, just not familiar with how they work.
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Old 02-08-2002, 02:07 PM
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Location: Gainesville FL
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The signal is generated at the front balancer and converted to DC pulse signal by a transducer mounted into the diagnostic socket. The signal is then used by the tach. If the tach is bad it is usually the capacitors.

With gas cars a bad tach is usually the tach, with your model diesel it is usually the transducer. Unscrew it and move it up an down in the contacts. It is such a low voltage signal that sometimes the contact is poor.
Steve Brotherton
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Gainesville FL
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33 years MB technician
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Old 02-08-2002, 02:23 PM
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Thanks Steve,
I'm not sure I understand all of what you said (i'm a novice),
But i will try to get to the tach and clean it up.
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