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Time for a tune-up! Need to have it diagnosed thoroughly. Likely your speedometer not working is not related, though. I know on the older models the speedo was operated by a cable from transmission up to behind the dash panel. They can break inside the sheath that covers the cable. Pretty simple fix-but you may need to pull out your instrument panel slightly to reach behind and unclip the end of the cable from the speedo. First, unhook end from transmission, grab end of cable and twirl it: someone inside the car can see if the speedo needle moves slightly when you twirl it. If it DOES move your speedo in the dash may need replacing. If it doesn't move, your cable is likely broke. Just get another from a salvage yard.
Check to see if your speedo is electronic or mechanical, If electronic I recommend replacing the sensor in the rear of the pumpkin, If not and its Mechanical replace the gear in the transmission, check and see if the end that goes into the speedo is warn, cable should be replaced...check to see if the cable end is or should be square and matches the hole in the speedo.
Hate to tell you but your gonna have to redo everthing you did and recheck the speedo cable. Make sure you didn't stripe it or the gears inside the speedo and make sure its correctly installed and not kinked anywhere.
Now for the real scary part the other end of this cable goes into the transmission's output shaft. If you find that the cable's end at the speedo gauge and the gauge its self is a-ok ...then you have to inspect the cable at the tranny end and the gear it goes to. If cable is worn no big deal ( you buy a new cable and install) but if gear is worn Uh.. have to replace outputshaft on tranny to repair gear.
I'm hoping you didn't correctly install cable on speedo.
unscrew other side as well at back of speedo ..pull it out that way...also if damaged it wont pull through.. cut broken end off and then pull through.....worst case it has come apart (the inner square ended cable you are replacing)..and you need to replace the whole speedo assembl;y with case and cable ..good luck