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Speedometer Squeaking Sound

My 1997 Toyota Tacoma speedometer is making a horrible squeaking noise right in the dash. When it's cold the speedometer jumps around a little and makes a nasty noise. What should I try to replace or what part could be the problem?
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  • LSHFHP Dec 04, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM BUT WORST THAN SQUEAKING. ONLY WHEN COLD WEATHER IN AM. STOPS AFTER A WHILE SEEMS LIKE AFTER THE INTERIOR HEATS UP BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE. EVEN AFTER THE NOISE GOES AWAY - NEEDLE IS NOT COMPLETELY STABLE AT 55 - 60 MPH . HELP?

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    My 96 Tacoma has the same problem. The speedometer jumps and makes noise and gives inaccurate readings when its cold. After the cab heats up, it starts working again.

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    My speedometer also makes a horrid squealing sound when the truck is cold. The nature and volume of the squealing corresponds to the speed that I am going. It goes away after things warm up a bit.

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    The speedometer of my car is making a similar noise no matter what time of day.

  • hardude Feb 18, 2009

    Can you lubricate the cable to stop speedometer squealing?

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I have a 1997 tacoma with 84,000 miles. i have the same problem and took the instrument cluster out. the problem appears to be with the speedometer cable and i plan on replacing it.

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