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'91 F150 5L - My speedometer needle continually moves all over the dial while driving - sometimes bottoming out and then back. Is this a cable problem? How difficult would this be to do myself? Thanks

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It should not be difficult, first remove the cable attachment from behind the speedo and pull the iner cable out. It may be frayed or at least dry. Clean it and smear it liberally with grease before re-inserting it. This should solve your problem. If it does not, you will have to replace the cable as a complete unit. Trace the cable to its other end and disconnect it from the transmission, loosening off any clamps along the way. Fit the new one in the opposite order you removed the old one.

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