Chevy Spark Speedometer Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 10/30/22 •  3 min read

Chevy is a popular car maker, which produces various types of vehicles. But in addition to their high-quality vehicles, each of their car models also has its pros and cons.

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Chevy Spark is a small car, which is not the most popular vehicle among people, but still, it has its share of fans.

The fans of Chevy Spark usually like to drive this car for short distances and then they have to shift the car for long distances. However, every car has its problems and if you are a Chevy Spark owner, you must have experienced some of the problems.

Chevy Spark Speedometer Not Working is one of the common problems of this car. In this article, we will tell you how to fix the Chevy Spark speedometer not working issue.

Why Your Chevy Spark Speedometer Is Not Working?

Damaged Vehicle Speed Sensor

The vehicle speed sensor is a small electronic component, which helps to measure the speed of your vehicle. The car needs to know about the speed of the car and this sensor provides the exact speed. If this sensor is damaged, it will not provide accurate information.

To fix this problem, you can change the sensor, which is available in the market at a very cheap price. But it is advisable to change the sensor only if it is damaged or broken.

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Incorrectly Installed Sensor

This problem may occur if you install a new sensor in your Chevy Spark. It is very important to install the sensor correctly as the sensor is also a very sensitive electronic component. You can install the sensor correctly by reading the installation manual of your vehicle.

If you’re not confident in changing this component, you can take help from the mechanic.


ECU is the brain of your car and it is responsible for controlling the different systems in your car. If you have not installed a new ECU in your Chevy Spark for a long while, chances are that your speedometer is not working.

The old ECU is not functioning properly and if you don’t replace it, your speedometer will also stop working. So, if you have replaced the ECU, you can check whether the speedometer is working or not.

Clogged Up Oil Cooler Drain Valve

The oil cooler drains water from the engine and provides coolant to it to keep it cool and running smoothly. If this drain valve clogs up or gets blocked due to some reason, then it will stop working properly, and eventually the car will not start up at all.

So, if you are experiencing this problem in your Chevy Spark then get a new oil cooler drain valve as soon as possible so that your car starts up without any issues.

Broken Speedometer

If your speedometer is broken or damaged then you have to replace it. The cost of a new speedometer will be less than $100 and the procedure of installing a new speedometer is very easy.

You can install it in your car by reading the manual of your car and by following the steps mentioned in it.

If you are not able to install the new speedometer, you can take help from the mechanic as they will be able to install it in your car.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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