post #1 of Old 08-15-2011, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
forgazm
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: brookville
Posts: 3
sbc v8 swap speedo and park light issues

I have recently completed my sbc swap in my 1993 yj. Ok well not completed but close, I have a few issues first off does anyone know how to get the speedo working,Ii used the stock tranfer case with a 700r4 trans? Also I can not seem to get the parking lights and dash lights to work, all other lights work including hazzards which is just the parking lights flashing. I built this for my 16 year old daughter and need to get these issues fixed she has been waiting a long time and want to make this safe.

thanks

forgazm is offline  
post #2 of Old 08-15-2011, 07:54 PM
R3V413
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Adrian
Posts: 192
Speedo- Have you pulled the speedo gear from the inside of the transfer to see if its stripped? If thats good the grab the inside end of the speedo cable and turn it to see if it turns the speedo in the dash. If not then replace the cable.

Lights- Have you checked all your fuses and relays? What about the grounds, are they clean and tight? Make sure you check your bulbs too
R3V413 is offline  
post #3 of Old 08-15-2011, 08:46 PM
leftlanetruckin
XJ on 37's
 
leftlanetruckin's Avatar
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: missouri via blackpool,lancs.
Posts: 10,625
Quote:
Originally Posted by R3V413 View Post
Speedo- Have you pulled the speedo gear from the inside of the transfer to see if its stripped? If thats good the grab the inside end of the speedo cable and turn it to see if it turns the speedo in the dash. If not then replace the cable.

Lights- Have you checked all your fuses and relays? What about the grounds, are they clean and tight? Make sure you check your bulbs too
Cable should be electronic on a 93 IIRC. You need the Jeep sender to run the Jeep speedo.

1998 XJ on 37's.JK Rubi axles with chromo shafts and ctm's, 4:1 transfer case, etc etc etc.
2003 Range Rover HSE, 4.4 Quad Cam.
1998 Range Rover with a 6.0 LSx
1994 YJ, 4.3/700R4/OME SOA, etc
Western Star 4900EX 4 axle.
4.3/700r4/new frame buildup (YJ)....
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/swap-offically-underway-324622/
leftlanetruckin is offline  
post #4 of Old 08-15-2011, 08:50 PM
R3V413
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Adrian
Posts: 192
Quote:
Originally Posted by leftlanetruckin View Post
Cable should be electronic on a 93 IIRC. You need the Jeep sender to run the Jeep speedo.
True, I totally forgot about that. Thank you for the correction.
R3V413 is offline  
post #5 of Old 08-16-2011, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
forgazm
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: brookville
Posts: 3
yes it is the electronic speedometer, do i have to run the ecm to make it work? was hoping to do with out it.
forgazm is offline  
post #6 of Old 08-16-2011, 07:27 PM
leftlanetruckin
XJ on 37's
 
leftlanetruckin's Avatar
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: missouri via blackpool,lancs.
Posts: 10,625
Quote:
Originally Posted by forgazm View Post
yes it is the electronic speedometer, do i have to run the ecm to make it work? was hoping to do with out it.
Hmmm, never tried it!
AFAIK the ecm sends the power signal to the sensor, then the sensor returns that signal to the speedo in a pulse.
If you are wanting no ecm, then either go to a mechanical speedo, or go aftermarket.

Martin

1998 XJ on 37's.JK Rubi axles with chromo shafts and ctm's, 4:1 transfer case, etc etc etc.
2003 Range Rover HSE, 4.4 Quad Cam.
1998 Range Rover with a 6.0 LSx
1994 YJ, 4.3/700R4/OME SOA, etc
Western Star 4900EX 4 axle.
4.3/700r4/new frame buildup (YJ)....
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=324622
leftlanetruckin is offline  
post #7 of Old 08-16-2011, 09:03 PM
Dlambright
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: lovelady texas
Posts: 195
I'm in the same boat. What years used mech. speedo's? And are they a direct swap? Or easier -cheaper to go aftermarket..i run chevy th350 tranny
Dlambright is offline  
post #8 of Old 08-17-2011, 08:22 AM
leftlanetruckin
XJ on 37's
 
leftlanetruckin's Avatar
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: missouri via blackpool,lancs.
Posts: 10,625
Seeing as the speedo is driven off the transfer case, tranny is irrelevant pretty much.
Up to and including 1991, YJ's were mechanical speedo IIRC.
Price up both ways and go from there.

Martin

1998 XJ on 37's.JK Rubi axles with chromo shafts and ctm's, 4:1 transfer case, etc etc etc.
2003 Range Rover HSE, 4.4 Quad Cam.
1998 Range Rover with a 6.0 LSx
1994 YJ, 4.3/700R4/OME SOA, etc
Western Star 4900EX 4 axle.
4.3/700r4/new frame buildup (YJ)....
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=324622
leftlanetruckin is offline  
Reply

Tags
350 conversion , speedometer


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
speedo issues deathstalker YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 4 05-24-2010 10:01 AM
Speedo gear replacement issues RokleM TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 9 07-02-2009 10:53 AM
Speedo Cable & Acceleration Issues JEEPBOYDER TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 3 05-27-2009 08:51 PM
YJ Issues- Speedo, Tranny, and Water DustinM YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 6 06-28-2006 03:52 PM
Speedo gear reference issues dougolupski TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 8 07-31-2005 11:01 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome