Tip & How-To about 1992 BMW M5

Speedometer cable

Lubricate your speedometer cable periodically they’re a nuisance to replace. Disconnect at both ends, and squirt lubricant into the speedometer end ’till it runs out the transmission end.

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accessing the speedometer cable to lubricate on 1990 F-150

You can do it one of 3 ways...
a. Remove the Instrument Cluster from in front of the wheel, Lubricate
b. Remove the Cable from Under the dash and Lubricate
c. Remove the Cable from the Transmission and Lubricate.

Removing BOTH ends and cleaning first from Pressure TOP to Transmission is highly recommended and injecting a Light Lithium Grease I have found to give the best results but if you are having a problem with the Speedometer Cable itself... They are inexpensive and easy to replace. That is what I would do if it was making noise.. Less than $30 for a new cable

Apr 05, 2013 | 1992 Ford F150 SuperCab

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How do I replace Toronado speedometer cable?

It does not have to be replaced,They can be lubricated,

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my speedometer is not working is it a cable? a fuse? a relay? i need to fix 1985 buick lesabre 307 v8 4 barrel rocker

Yes it is the cable type. The instrument cluster must first be removed. Depress the retaining clip on the back of the cluster to release the speedometer cable. Once the end of the speedometer drive cable is exposed, grip the inner cable with pliers and draw it out of the housing. Installation is the reverse of removal, but lubricate the entire cable. Use special speedometer cable lubricant, Not oil, for this purpose. Insert the cable into the housing using a twisting movement until the lower end is felt to engage with the pinion gear at the transmission. You can also check the Pinion Gear at the transmission, That is where the speedometer cable connects to the transmission. Some times these small nylon gears will strip out caused from no lubrication in the speedometer cable housing. If the above does not solve your problem you may need to change out the cluster itself to obtain a good working speedometer head. Good Luck and Happy New Year. From Ernie @ RedDeer, Alberta, Canada.

Dec 30, 2010 | 1985 Buick LeSabre

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you have to disconnect it from the back of the speedometer, get a tube of graphite and squirt it down the cable.

Oct 27, 2010 | 1996 Geo Tracker 2 Door

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speedo doesnt work

Speedometer Cable REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Reach behind the speedometer and depress the retaining clip. Pull the cable from the casing. If the cable is broken, raise the car and disconnect the cable at the transmission. Lubricate only the bottom 3⁄4 of the cable core with speedometer cable lubricant. Reconnect all parts.

Oct 01, 2009 | 1972 Chevrolet Corvette

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