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SPEED SENSOR, MECH TO ELEC, GM & CHRYSLER, 7/8"-18 THREAD, HALL EFFECT, 16 PULSE

SPEED SENSOR, MECH TO ELEC, GM & CHRYSLER, 7/8"-18 THREAD, HALL EFFECT, 16 PULSE

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AutoMeter vehicle speed sensors generate the signal you need to make installing an AutoMeter electric speedometer in your vehicle quick and easy. Compatible with GM and Chrysler transmissions with a 7/8" -18 threaded speedometer cable output, this vehicle speed sensor outputs a 16 pulse per revolution (PPR), 12v square wave signal. Featuring a mechanical cable output, this sensor has the ability to retain the mechanical cable in applications with mechanically driven cruise control.
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SPEED SENSOR, MECH TO ELEC, GM & CHRYSLER, 7/8"-18 THREAD, HALL EFFECT, 16 PULSE is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I bought this a couple years ago, still working amazing. It was super simple to work in and gave me the ability to have the customer dash I wanted.
Date published: 2018-10-01
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Questions

Will this sender work on a 1990 dodge dakota with the auto trans? I think it has a 42rh in it. I intend on using it with your spedo.

Asked by: Nick65
Thank you for your question. Yes, this should certainly work for your application.
Answered by: Zach from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-04-30

I have a mechanical speedometer from autometer that I installed in a model A, but I have a 700R4 tranny that's electrical. will the speed sensor (5291) work on my car.

Asked by: mike m
The sensor outputs a square wave electrical signal. If by mechanical, you mean the gauge requires a rotating speedometer cable, then no it will not work.
Answered by: RFS_ST
Date published: 2019-02-27

I have a 4l60 trans and I have a mechanical autometer speedometer will this work

Asked by: Scooter
Hi Scooter, thank you for the question. To drive a mechanical speedometer with a 4L460E trans that features an electronic VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor), you would need some type of electronic to mechanical conversion. Basically the opposite of our 5291 sender. There are a few out there in the marketplace, but we do not currently offer one.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-01-18

Gday Autometer. I have one of these fitted to my Holden one tonner via a custom dash. I am running a GM Trimatic gearbox that has the push in type speedo cable, how does this unit attach to the gearbox? Is there a threaded adapter to suit??

Asked by: Troydy
Thank you for the question. Our 5291 is designed to thread onto a GM style 7/8-18 threaded style cable output. If you have a cable output/speedometer drive gear that is not threaded, it will need to be replaced (if possible) with a threaded style. Otherwise, if there is no electronic signal present in the form of a VSS, you will need to provide some type of alternative method to drive the speedometer like a 5289 GPS sender or a universal sender, such as our 5290.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-12-05

Hello! I have a 79 cj5 with T18 tranny with a model 20 transfer case. Will this fasten right to that?

Asked by: 79cj5man
Thank you for your question. As long as it still has a drive gear with a threaded output a speedometer cable would normally attach to, yes, you can attach this directly to that.
Answered by: Zach from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-11-29

Hi would this work on a w58 toyota supra gearbox? Thanks

Asked by: Julian
Hi Julian, thank you for the question. On a later model transmission that was originally equipped with a VSS, we'd recommend getting the proper Toyota VSS replacement. If it's an earlier model with a cable output, to run an AutoMeter electronic speedometer you'd need to run either a GPS speedometer or sender or our 5290 universal sender.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-11-21

Can this speed sensor be mounted inside the cab under the dash of my truck? If so, is it noisey? Does it leak any kind of oil or fluids? Thank you.

Asked by: Anonymous
No, it mounts directly to the transmission, replacing the OEM mechanical speedo cable. Easy to mount, just "bolts" right on, but make sure you have the correct size - there are two. I mounted mine on a TH350 trans, which required the 7/8" version. Then run 3 wires, +12v (can grab that from the starter or battery, or fuse box), ground (can use a transmission case bolt), and the speed signal, which runs to the speedometer (can run it where the OEM cable you are replacing ran).
Answered by: RFS_ST
Date published: 2018-11-09

Have a 4L85E with the (TOSS/VSS) speed sensor and a 1388 electric speedometer.  Will the 5291 speed sensor work with this transmission and controller?

Asked by: Neill
Thank you for your question. Our 1388 speedometer can connect directly to the VSS on your transmission. 5291 would be used to convert from a speedometer cable to an electric speedometer.
Answered by: Zach from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-09-28

I have a 1987 Jeep Wrangler with np207 transfer case with mechanical cable output. My tire size is larger than stock. With this sensor and the Autometer electronic speedometer could I calibrate for correct speed? Or would a GPS speedometer be recommended?

Asked by: Steven
Hi Steven, thank you for the question. Yes, this sender (5291) along with any AutoMeter electronic speedometer can be calibrated to your Jeep using our simple "push the button, drive 2 miles, push again" calibration. A GPS Speedometer would also work and would avoid any connection to the transmission and would be calibrated right out of the box.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-08-20

I’m doing an ls swap in my 1983 Chevy k20 4x4 will this work to give a vss signal to the engine pcm?

Asked by: Balou
Thank you so much for contacting us. Unfortunately, this, or any of our senders are probably not going to work to drive your PCM. The PCM is looking for a sine wave signal at a very specific pulse per mile rate. This outputs a square wave signal at a different rate. These are designed to drive our gauges. You'll want to use the output from the transmission your PCM is looking for. Sorry for the bad news.
Answered by: Joseph At AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-07-10

does the 1388-m gauge come with a sensor of not what sensor do i use for a turbo 350 teansmission

Asked by: kenA
Hi Ken, thank you so much for contacting us. The 1388-M does not include a sensor. For use with a TH350, you'll want this sender (5291). Hope this helps!
Answered by: Joseph At AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-05-29

I have a 1979 CJ5-304 converted with 1988 Chevy TBI. Will the 5291 work for the speed sensor input on the Chevy PCM and attach to my Jeep stock t-case and speedo cable?

Asked by: Stupid Jeep Conversion
Thank you so much for contacting us. While the 5291 would work great if you were driving an AutoMeter speedometer, it will not work with the factory equipment on your vehicle. The Chevy PCM really wants to see the Chevy speed signal, which was a sine wave (as opposed to the square wave output from our sender). Sorry for the bad news.
Answered by: Joseph At AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-05-14

Hi, I've got a autometer 5291 fitted to an early modified saab 900 to provide a seed signal to the ecu, it would appear that I need an out put of 4 pulses per revolution, can it be modified to provide 4 pulses per revolution?

Asked by: Shellfm1
Hi there, thank you for the question. Unfortunately, the 5291 cannot be changed from the 16 pulses. We have another style sender that is 8 pulses per rev, but 4 pulses seems very rare and unlikely available as an aftermarket sender option.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-05-03

I have an 01 jeep wrangler that I installed a electric speedometer in. I took the np231 transfer case out and installed an 03 Rubicon np231 transfer case 4 to 1 gear ratio. Is there away to use the old speed sensor with the newer trans case

Asked by: Stewie
Hi Stewie, thank you for the question. If this is an AutoMeter electric speedometer, it should work off the VSS (vehicle speed sensor) on the later model transmission. The AutoMeter style sender 5291 will only work on an early model transmission with a cable output for the speedometer.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-04-24

Hi I was wondering if this would work for a 1989 f150 with manual m5r2?

Asked by: Johnboy
Thank you for the question. Ford had begun using a VSS (vehicle speed sensor) as early as 1989, even though they had a cable to run the speedometer. If your F150 is equipped with a VSS, our electronic speedometer will work directly off your VSS. Otherwise, you will actually need the 5292 Ford Plug-In style sender to run our electronic speedometer: https://www.autometer.com/hall-effect-speedometer-sender-ford-plug-in.html In any situation, however, our sender is not designed as a direct replacement for an OEM sender. We would recommend sourcing this directly from Ford.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-04-10

Hi my question is that I have the speedo and sender in my truck and I need to know how to test the sender my unit quit working and I believe it’s a problem with the sender not the gauge because my gauge will go into program mode and does it’s sweep

Asked by: Slonoma
Thank you so much for the question. There are a few things you can check out. First of all, we do have a video on our YouTube channel with instructions on testing a 3 wire speed sensor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1XzwZE6n8M Also, try testing the sender with a drill outside of the transmission to see if it will trigger the speedometer then. This could be caused by the drive key not engaging while the sender is installed. To fix this you can adjust the collar on the drive key so that it extends farther into the trans. Finally, be sure the sender's ground and speedometer's ground is shared. Ideally, we recommend both the sender and speedometer be grounded to the transmission. If you're unable to have success after these steps we recommend reaching out to our service team at 866.248.6356, hitting the Chat link at the top of the page or emailing us here: http://www.autometer.com/resources/index/ask_a_question
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-03-05

Is this work on jeep wrangler yj 1993 renegade ?

Asked by: Khalid
Hi Khalid, thank you so much for the question. The 1993 models were within the cable to electronic sensor crossover. If you have a threaded speedometer cable output on your transmission, this is the sender you would use to drive an AutoMeter electronic speedometer. However, it's very possible that your 1993 has an electronic VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor). Our speedometers will work directly off the factory VSS. If you're looking to replace an original VSS, our 5291 sender will not work for you. If you have additional questions give us a ring at 866.248.6356, hit the Chat link at the top of the page or you can email us here: http://www.autometer.com/resources/index/ask_a_question
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-02-28

Will this work in a 60 DeSoto Adventurer?

Asked by: Torry61
Hi Torry, thank you so much for the question. While we don't have specific details on a 1960 DeSoto, it seems likely, based on other Chrysler models from this era, this is the same thread that your original speedometer cable uses to connect to the transmission.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-02-21

I am switching my 69 Camaro gauges from stock to the sport comp 2 gauges. I ordered the 5" electric speedometer as part of the package. The car has a TCI street fighter 700r4 trans. Am I going to need this speed sensor for my speedometer to work correctly

Asked by: CC_MacK
Thank you so much for contacting us. There were a couple changes throughout the lifespan of the 700R4 and they were available with both a cable drive for the speedometer and an electronic speed sender in different versions. If your 700 has a cable drive for the speedometer, this 5291 speed sender will be necessary to drive an electronic speedometer. If you 700 has a two wire speed sender built into the tail housing, you can simply use the output from it. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Joseph At AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-02-19

I have this on a 68 charger 5.9 360 with a 904 torqueflite. How do I keep fluid from leaking out the end of it? The red cap in the picture doesn't stay on and the threaded connection underneath it leaks. Is there a cap I can purchase?

Asked by: Jonathan
Hi Jonathan, there's not a threaded cap that we offer, but a small hose clamp will usually hold the rep cap in place and seal it.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-02-12

Will this work with a NWC T5 transmission from an early 90s camaro?  Thanks

Asked by: Pete-r
Hi Pete, thank you for the question. This 5291 sender is specifically designed the replace an existing cable. It will not work on a VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor) or trans equipped with a VSS. GM began changing over from a mechanical speedometer to an electronic as early as the late 80's. You'll have to check, but an early 90's Camaro is very likely equipped with a VSS and not a cable.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-01-16

I have fitted a th400 to my 1996 GMH (holden) - previously it was 4l60e with speed sensor activating PCM via 2 wires, I believe at about 16 pulse. Will the 5291 drive my pcm so I retain original speedo etc?

Asked by: Muzza
Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, this sender will not work with your factory PCM since it's a 3 wire "Hall Effect" sender that creates a square wave. You will need a 2 wire sine wave style sender, which we do not offer, but should be available.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2017-12-20

Can this be used on a TH400 transmission?

Asked by: LKR1
Thank you so much for contacting us. The AutoMeter 5291 Speed Sender is the perfect match for your Turbo 400. It will thread onto the cable output on the tailhousing of your transmission. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Joseph At AutoMeter
Date published: 2017-12-18

Could this device work off a Toyota Cressida 1993 model instrument panel

Asked by: Kevin dove
Hi Kevin, thank you so much for contacting us. This speed sender is designed to run an AutoMeter electronic speedometer for vehicles with older style transmissions that use a 7/8"-18 thread cable output rather than a VSS. It is incredibly unlikely it would be compatible with the OEM instrument cluster in your Cressida. Sorry for the bad news
Answered by: Joseph From AutoMeter
Date published: 2017-12-11
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