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Disconnect speedometer cable Question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MTPockets, Feb 28, 2002.

  1. MTPockets

    MTPockets 1/2 ton status

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    my speedo gear is stripped and i hardly drive on the street, so i replaced my speedo with a monster tach.

    Q: if i pull the speedo cable out of the t-case am i going to lose all the gear oil?

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  2. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    I'm not too sure on a 4wd...my 2wd leaked pretty bad when my cable was loose. I would cut the cable end off to get the nut, then put something like a nickle(or whatever size it takes) with a little gasket sealer inside the nut and screw it back on...

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  3. BlueKnight

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    Mine right now has no speedo cable in it and it is a NP203. Im not seeing any noticeable oil at all.

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  4. TorkDSR

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    nope.

    i havent had the cable in for 2 years (keeps the mileage down, insurance, stufflike that) i have it zip tied to the frame, i had it outof both a 203 and now 205. theres no oil to come out, its a sealed section nothing goes in either

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  5. 4X4HIGH

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    There most definately is oil where the speedo cable goes in. You would have burnt up gears without oil lubing them. Anytime there are two items meshing with each other you need oil to lubricate them. Oil will not leak out if you remove the cable from the adapter. The gear that the cable goes into is a blind hole, meaning that it doesn't go through to the inside.

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