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Old 07-31-2012, 08:28 PM
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Did you lube it? I pulled my speedo gauge and cleaned 40 years of gunk off of the gears. And that at least helped with my odometer.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Air Randy View Post
I installed a new speedo cable in the Mule last Saturday prior to selling it. I got one from CCOT which was MUCH cheaper than an oem unit and it fit and worked great. I would suggest getting one of those before putting in another used one.

I thinking someone else suggested it but pull the internal cable all the way out of the sheath. That will tell you if it is broken or not, you can also inspect both ends closely at the same time. Lube it with something when you feed it back in.
I got one from Kurt at Cruiser outfitters that did the trick in my rusty old 76 fj40.... Since mine was a 76, i has that extra little housing on the firewall.. i got a new cable that allowed me to eliminate that, by re-routing the line...
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:10 PM
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it used to be that you could get a replacement spring for your speedo (the inner spring cable). iirc, parker store might've been one of the places that could make them. i made a bunch when i was at peterbilt a decade or so ago
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:06 PM
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Matt, I have a speedo cluster, and extra cable if you need it. I got a great deal off of mud, purchasing this before I diagnosed my problem. Cable is good, speedo moves when I turn the cable. My problem is a stripped gear in the t-case...I've ordered tha part, and have these now to sell. I'll let them go for what I spent...$50.
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