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Old 10-18-1999, 10:51 PM
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When my car is cold, the speedometer jumps around at highway speed. Problem seems to go away when the car warms up. Think the cable is loose?

Peter S. Thiringer
Vienna, Virginia
1990 300E

Old 10-19-1999, 01:09 PM
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This may be a problem of lubrification of the speedometer...

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Old 10-19-1999, 09:17 PM
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Replace the cable for a proper repair.
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Old 12-07-1999, 04:35 AM
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A friend's car, 95 C220 25k miles, is also experiencing jerky speedometer movement when the car is cold. To replace the speedo cable by a tech, how many hours of labour charge would be reasonable? How much does the cable itself cost roughly? Thanks for the advice.

1989 300E 2.6 62K miles

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