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Automotive Technology

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Publisher: Cengage,
ISBN: 9781337794213

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Automotive Technology

7th Edition
ERJAVEC + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage,
ISBN: 9781337794213
Chapter 21, Problem 1MC
Textbook Problem
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The indicator needle on a speedometer is held to the zero position by.

  1. magnetic force

  • the weight of the needle
  • the speedometer cable
  • a hairspring
  • To determine

    The correct term for the given blank “The indicator needle on the speedometer is held to the zero position by __________”.

    Explanation of Solution

    A hairspring is fine wire spring. It was used in old-fashioned vehicles where a cup-shaped metal was fixed at the gauge. The speedometer needle was attached to the metal cup via a hairspring. As the vehicle moved, the magnetic fields used to get stronger...

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