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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-26-2019, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Where to find GTV6 speedo sender

The speedometer in my GTV6 usually doesn't work but every so often for a few thrilling minutes, it works normally. I swapped speedos to another one and it seems to work with the same rarity. My assumption is that it's the sender at the transaxle. Where can I get one of those?

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Assuming that you have the original transaxle in the car (not a Milano swap), there are two different types of senders that are not interchangeable. Early type has a gear drive that interfaces with a gear on a shaft in the transaxle (model year up to 85.5). The late type has an inductive pickup that reads teeth on the the shaft (model year 85.5 and 86).

If yours is the early type, I have a sender that tested functional. $30 plus shipping. Before you spend $ though take a look at the wiring at the sender. It is on the LH side of the transaxle and corrosion can take a toll on the connectors.

PM me if you are interested in the sender.

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Assuming that you have the original transaxle in the car (not a Milano swap), there are two different types of senders that are not interchangeable. Early type has a gear drive that interfaces with a gear on a shaft in the transaxle (model year up to 85.5). The late type has an inductive pickup that reads teeth on the the shaft (model year 85.5 and 86).

If yours is the early type, I have a sender that tested functional. $30 plus shipping. Before you spend $ though take a look at the wiring at the sender. It is on the LH side of the transaxle and corrosion can take a toll on the connectors.

PM me if you are interested in the sender.

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Great, many thanks! Will send a PM.
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Still looking if anyone has any pointers.
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What year is your GTV6? As Mark posted, there are two different types.

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Sorry, it's an 82 so I need the early type of sender.
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Try Larry at Alfa Parts Exchange (APE) in California.

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I have a new old stock early sender, still in Alfa box. Fits 81 to 85 GTV6. PM me if you cant find one.

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If it works every now and then it will be because the solder joints on the connector have cracked. It is pretty simple to resolder them - although a bit finicky. The real problem is access as the bad joints are inside the unit. The unit is sealed and you need to open it by cutting the metal ring which holds the front plastic bit with the plug onto the rear metal body. A clean thin cut with a dremel works well, you can then prise the ring off, resolder the joints, and then put it back together using the cut metal ring and a hose clamp to secure it. Mine worked for 20 years after doing this. I think I have a couple of photos somewhere - I'll try to dig them up but they are on an old phone about 4,000 miles away so no promises.
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