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not sure if this is right place to post but I recently bought a 93 impreza L and the speedometer doesn't work. Where do I check to see if its a speed sensor or a cable within the cluster somewhere loose maybe? Im new to this stuff, sorry.
 

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You have a cable speedo. It's possible that it got disconnected from either the transmission or the back of the speedometer. Or the cable is bad. Or the adaptor that screws into the transmission is bad. First thing I would check is if it's plugged in to the transmission, on the passenger side.
 

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I checked. It was screwed in. I took it out and it seemed like everything was fine. It might be the cable or connection to the cluster
 

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Pull the speedometer out, then disconnect the speedo cable from the trans and the back of the speedometer. Have someone slowly spin the piece inside the cable, and observe it moving at the other end.

If it spins, then it's either the adaptor at the trans, or the speedometer. The cable is no longer available, but I believe you can still get the adaptor to the trans.
 

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Any ideas on what to do for a replacement? I'd rather not convert to a VSS and with it the later cluster, I like my pre facelift gauges.
 

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You can get those cables used at junkyards or (occasionally) ebay. Beyond that, I don't think there's a good solution.
 

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I was kinda hoping there was a Nissan part that would work lol.
 

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I found the problems. 1 is wasent plugged into the speedometer and 2. The smaller cable that connects to the transmission was snapped inside the housing.
 

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Here's the link:

It looks like both the cable and the transmission adaptor are discontinued. Unfortunately that means you will have to buy used from a junkyard. Or ebay etc.

Here's a list of the cars that share that same part:

Subaru Impreza 1.8L MT 2WD Base Coupe 1994, 1995
Subaru Impreza 1.8L MT 2WD Base Sedan 1993, 1994, 1995
Subaru Impreza 1.8L MT 2WD L Coupe 1994, 1995
Subaru Impreza 1.8L MT 2WD L Sedan 1993, 1994, 1995
Subaru Impreza 1.8L MT 2WD L Wagon 1993, 1994
Subaru Impreza 1.8L MT 2WD LE Sedan 1994
Subaru Impreza 1.8L MT 2WD LE Wagon 1994
Subaru Impreza 1.8L MT 2WD LS Sedan 1993
Subaru Impreza 1.8L MT 2WD LS Wagon 1993
Subaru Impreza 1.8L MT 4WD Base Coupe 1994, 1995
Subaru Impreza 1.8L MT 4WD Base Sedan 1994, 1995
Subaru Impreza 1.8L MT 4WD Brighton Coupe 1996
Subaru Impreza 1.8L MT 4WD L Coupe 1994, 1995, 1996
Subaru Impreza 1.8L MT 4WD L Sedan 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Subaru Impreza 1.8L MT 4WD L Wagon 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Subaru Impreza 1.8L MT 4WD LE Sedan 1994
Subaru Impreza 1.8L MT 4WD LE Wagon 1994
Subaru Impreza 1.8L MT 4WD LS Sedan 1993
Subaru Impreza 1.8L MT 4WD LS Wagon 1993
Subaru Impreza 2.2L MT 4WD L Coupe 1996
Subaru Impreza 2.2L MT 4WD L Sedan 1996
Subaru Impreza 2.2L MT 4WD L Wagon 1996
Subaru Impreza 2.2L MT 4WD LX Coupe 1996
Subaru Impreza 2.2L MT 4WD Outback Wagon 1996
Subaru Legacy 2. L GRADE : BASE Sedan 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Subaru Legacy 2. L GRADE : BASE WAGON 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Subaru Legacy 2. L GRADE : LS Sedan 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Subaru Legacy 2. L GRADE : LS WAGON 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Subaru Legacy 2. L LENGTH Sedan 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Subaru Legacy 2. L LENGTH TOURING WAGON 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Subaru Legacy 2. L LENGTH WAGON 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Subaru Legacy 2. L LIMITED SLIP DIFFERRENTIAL Sedan 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Subaru Legacy 2. L LIMITED SLIP DIFFERRENTIAL WAGON 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Subaru Legacy 4. L GRADE : LS Sedan 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Subaru Legacy 4. L GRADE : LS WAGON 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Subaru Legacy 4. L GRADE : TURBO Sedan 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Subaru Legacy 4. L LENGTH Sedan 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Subaru Legacy 4. L LENGTH TOURING WAGON 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Subaru Legacy 4. L LENGTH WAGON 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Subaru Legacy 4. L LIMITED SLIP DIFFERRENTIAL Sedan 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Subaru Legacy 4. L LIMITED SLIP DIFFERRENTIAL WAGON 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
 

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Ok. And if I'm not able to find one would be be possible to Jerry rig it to the automatic one still available or be able to completely swap in the "automatic" cable that leads all the way to the cluster? On the diagram on the website there doesn't seem to be much difference between the two using the same cluster except for different lengths.
 

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I've heard of people interchanging manual and auto cables successfully.
 

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After 6 hour round trip to a pull it yard and 2 hours squeezing at home. The auto does actually fit its just really tight but its the same part number. The speedo works again and its pretty accurate when compared with a phone speedometer. Thanks for helping me figure this out, it means alot. Do u have an IG for your car I can follow?
 

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Hell yeah! Glad it worked, especially after all that driving! I don't have a social media presence. One of these days I'll make a build journal here.
 

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I'd love to read through it one day. I just have one more question, do you happen to know the stock exhaust size? I'm just looking to do a muffler swap to the whole classic subie cannon muffler and want some sound but still saving money for college books.
 

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Sorry, I missed your question. The stock exhaust size for a non-turbo, 4cyl car is: 1 7/8." You can gain a little performance by upping the size to 2 1/4."
 

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Okay. Is there any cat back systems that would just bolt up. I see alot that say like 97-01 etc. But id imagine it'd be a bit different from my car being older and fwd
 

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I don't think there are any "bolt on" new catbacks for your car, 27 years later. if you found a muffler you liked, you can bring it to an exhaust shop and they can weld it up to fit, however.
 

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27 days later I found one and got it bolted on 😂 the tsudo catback perfectly bolted up and used stock hangers on the 93 despite it saying it fit 98 - 05s, I figured since its still a gc it should work. Who knew. Hoping I can do the same thing for headers and the cat.
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