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

I guess you could start by lubricating the angle drive through the 
set screw or grease fitting, if you have one. There is a tech note 
or recall notice around someplace on that.  It's easily done from 
behind the left front wheel with the wheels turned hard left.  No 
need to jack up the car, remove the tire, etc.  If using the set 
screw, disconnect the cable and flip the drive over to add 
lubricant, flip back and reconnect the cable. Try to do it every oil 
change.  I believe the recommended lubricant on the recall notice 
was gear oil because I had to go buy some to do this.

To further delay repair, it's probably not a bad idea to pull your 
speedometer cables from their sheaths and inspect/lubricate them.  
My lower cable slipped in and out easily when disconnected from the 
AD and lambda counter. I imagine the upper will do the same, but I 
am guessing since I haven't serviced it.  You may find them frayed, 
which could be the cause of your bouncing.

This bought me about six months of additional service before the AD 
quit. I didn't notice any real difference in speedo performance 
after I installed my new angle drive... still within a mph or so of 
my GPS readings.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ryan Wright <ryanpwright@xxxx> wrote:
> Hello,
> At lower speeds, my speedometer bounces up and down. Any idea what 
> problem could be? I think I recall reading a new speedo cable would
> fix this but not sure if I need upper or lower, or if there's
> something else I should look into.
> Thank you,
> -Ryan

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