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Old 09-26-2001, 04:17 PM
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Auto parts stores sell "cable lube" and I have lubed speedo cables on other cars I've owned...usually when installing a new cable.

I will have to admit though, that a wobbly speedo needle does occur with kinked or damaged cables, and re-lubing an existing speedo cable is not a common occurrence, but a band-aid fix.

The viscocity of cable lube is somewhere between graphite lube and lithium grease so it normally doesn't leak out or dry out.

I am not aware of any permanent damage done to speedos if a cable is lubed, or even over-lubed. I suspect the worse case scenario would be that the needle wobble would still persist...
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