Re: [DML] Why would the Speedo jump 10mph at 45'ish mph ?????
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Re: [DML] Why would the Speedo jump 10mph at 45'ish mph ?????

The nylon dust cap at the driver's front wheel might
be loose or worn and the speedo cable itself might
need to be lubricated.
--- Nick Kemp <nkemp@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> At about 45 mph, the speed jumps about 10 mph over
> actual and stays there.
> The speed reading also tends to be more jumpy over
> 45.  This does not make
> sense to me.  Going slower makes sense given how
> speedos work, going faster
> does not.  On a couple occasions, I've put a drill
> on the cable and it does
> not seem to exhibit the problem.  It is as if having
> the car running has
> something to do with it... but that does not make
> sense either (short of
> collapsing the speedos magnetic field which I have
> no explanation why that
> would happen).
> The yellow hub, angle and front speedo cable are
> new.   I currently have the
> lambda unit disconnected from the front firewall (is
> that term logical with
> a rear engine car?) since it seemed to be aggravated
> by shifting.  But it
> does not seem to have affected the problem  I've had
> the car and this
> problem for many years and recently I've decided it
> is time to figure it
> out.  
> My next thought is the head unit.  I hesitate to
> pull the binnacle nor to
> replace parts only to find that it didn't solve the
> problem.
> As expressed before, the D's speedo is not a strong
> point!
> Thoughts will be appreciated?
> Nick
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