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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 20, 5:00 PM Thread Starter
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Speedometer Cable Question

I have the speedometer cable out of the car and I want to clean/lube it before it's reinstalled. I used a pair of pliers and pulled pretty hard but the cable wouldn't come out of the outer tube. Is there a trick to separating the two.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 20, 5:58 PM
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Re: Speedometer Cable Question

Did you try pulling it out from both ends.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 20, 6:48 PM Thread Starter
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Just tried pulling on the speedometer end. Everything I read said it comes out on that end.

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Re: Speedometer Cable Question

Buy a new one. Your old one is not worth the grief.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 20, 3:01 PM Thread Starter
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Got it out. Soaked it in PB Blaster for a while.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 20, 8:38 AM
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Re: Speedometer Cable Question

Soak the cable housing and flush it out several times with carb cleaner, you will be surprised at the gunk that comes out,

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 20, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Speedometer Cable Question

Thx everyone for the advice.

When I reinstall the cable, is there a trick to be sure I engage the cable correctly into the back of the speedometer?

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 20, 3:29 PM
 
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Re: Speedometer Cable Question

Don't know that I'd call it a trick, just make sure the inner cable is inserted into the speedo head before screwing on the connector.

To prevent speedo cable noise while driving, I've had good luck with PB product Graphite Dry Lubricant. None of my local auto parts stores had it in stock but HD had it on the shelf.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 20, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Speedometer Cable Question

Thx Jim3. I didn't think the speedometer end of the cable had a threaded connector. I thought the retainer on the back of the cluster held that end in place and the threaded connector goes to the tranny.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 20, 4:52 PM
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Re: Speedometer Cable Question

My trick was to connect the speedometer end first. When you insert the cable, spin the transmission end to ensure it moves. It also gives you a little more slack to work with.

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