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bouncing speedo!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by southernspeed, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Is there any fix for the bouncing speedo needle on the older trucks? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. monsterjim

    monsterjim 1/2 ton status

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    speedo gear might be missing a tooth, or go get some graphite lube at the parts store and squirt it down the cable to lube up the rotating cable.
     
  3. Mastiff

    Mastiff 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    You could try lubing the cable, but from what I've read, it's possible that the speedo itself is trashed. I greased mine up a few years ago, and now it's worse than ever. Apparently, if you don't use speedo lube, the greasy/oily stuff can get up into the speedo itself and wreck it.

    I have a new speedo cable I'm going to try. After that, it's new speedo (or rebuild, or whatever).
     
  4. Tweetysuarus

    Tweetysuarus 1/2 ton status

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    Take the speedo out to a shop and have it repaired or replace it.
    Bill
     
  5. 88Silverado

    88Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    I have had success with pulling the cable out and lubing it with Auto Trans Fluid. You can also add a few drops of ATF to the gears, etc in the speedo to lube things up.
     

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