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Old 10-05-2010, 10:14 AM
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Another Jumpy Speedometer Question

My speedometer is jumpy now that cold weather has begun here in Raleigh. After 20 minutes or so it stabilizes, I guess because the cable has warmed up somewhat. Iíve had the instrument cluster out so many times tracking down a Tachometer problem that I wouldnít be too surprised if this new problem is related.

Anyway, can you remove the cable from the cable sheath and re-grease it? Or will I have to put a few drops of oil on the top of the cable and let it work its way down?

Iíve searched for an answer in the forum, never saw anything about the cable being removable, so would like a definitive answer on this if available.

Iíll check for kinks and such when I have the cluster out.


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Old 10-06-2010, 08:16 AM
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Most speedo issues are related to kinks in the outer metal sheath.

Most of the time a new cable will fix that problem.

When removing the cluster, the cable should be disconnected from the trans 1st. And the tie straps removed as well to allow the cluster to come out far enough to unscrew the cable.

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