[DML] Re: Speedometer bouncing
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[DML] Re: Speedometer bouncing



There can be several causes for the speeometer to bounce and read
inaccuratley. Make sure the drive disc is not slipping between the hub
and the rim. You can wrap the edge of the disc with some electrical
tape to trap it more securely. Inspect the square hole in the center
and make sure it is not rounded out. Make sure the cable goes in to
the square hole in the disc far enough to be secure. If this doesn't
help the next step is to make sure you have the lower cable support
and that it isn't broken. Remove the lower inner cable and lay it on a
piece of newspaper. It should have a large natural curl to it without
any sharp kinks and the ends should not have any fraying or unwinding.
Lubricate freely and reinstall. Less likely for a problem with the
upper inner cable but if working on the lower cable didn't fix it then
remove the upper, inspect, lubricate, and reinstall. If working on the
cables doesn't fix the bouncing you may have to have the speedo head
looked at. I found one car had some of the plastic posts inside broken
and the metal clip on the post got the post and the clip stuck on the
magnetic assembly causing the speedometer to eat angle drives and read
slow. The angle drive is supposed to be lubricated at regular
intervals when you have the car serviced. For most of us that means at
least once a year. You can check the calibration of your speedometer
by driving by mile markers and checking the odometer and your speed
with a stop watch. As for the Police, a radar detector is a good
investment.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757  



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ryan Wright <ryanpwright@xxxx> wrote:
>
> On 1/10/06, ComposerZelgadis@xxxx <ComposerZelgadis@xxxx> wrote:
> > Needs more lubrication.  Mine did this and completely died out
(always  rests
> > @ zero, regardless of true speed).  I let mine go for so long that
I  need
> > both, a new lower speedo cable and an angle drive (which includes
the  plastic
> > disc, I believe).  To make matters slightly worse, I believe your
 speedometer
>







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