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Speedometer problem I took the speedometer off because the needle stopped moving to display the mph, if I turn it manually in the back of the speedometer at a consistant rate the needle moves, There is a cable/wire almost looks like coax cable, also the top and bottom bulbs, that are still attatched to the car. I'm not a mechanic I do know a bit and can't figure out what the problem is? Any help would be Greatly appreciated thank you

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Take the cable off of the trans. hook back up to speedo. try turning again,if works look at speedo. gear in transmission, if does not work it will be the cable.One bolt and the driven spedo gear will come out look for wear or flat spot.

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