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It is a very common problem for your mileage and your model, if that is your car in the pic. The plastic gears that run the odometer broke. Several things can be done about it.
1. Find the gears for sale somewhere, like on ebay, and fix it yourself
2. buy a new or used instrument cluster and replace the entire unit
3. remove your instrument cluster and send it out to get fixed.
I actually had the same problem last summer. Mine broke around 120K miles. I went to Autozone and paid for a used intrument cluster, ab out $120.00 to include shipping. It came with a 1yr unlimited mileage warranty and was shipped to my house. I put it in a few days later and have not had any problems since.
You could possibly find one cheaper than I did by going to a salvage yard, but then again, you run the risk of buying a broken one.
Amazingly, my '96 with 141451 miles on it same thing happened just yesterday! Anyone know of a place to buy the gears to rebuild these clusters? I'm on a tight budget right now and would rather repair it myself if possible.
If you replace the cluster, is there a way to reset the mileage to show actual miles?
I guess the upside to this is, the "documented mileage" is not increasing!