Re: [DML] Re: Bouncing Speedometer ...Possible cause...
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Re: [DML] Re: Bouncing Speedometer ...Possible cause...

Not necessarily... 
In my experience, the angle drive is the *least* likely thing to cause a bounce, but the most likely to cause a failure.  Usually a bounce happens from some component with some "give" to it.  A slipping dust cap, bad cable (especially lower cable), or chewed up cable receptacles are more likely culprits.  If the angle drive is causing the bounce, I'd say the failure will happen very quickly.
With that said, any significant bounce means there is something working too hard in the system, and if something binds, the result will likely be a broken angle drive anyway.
I would start by taking off the wheel and seeing what is happening.  You probably need to replace / lube the lower cable and secure the dustcap (sometimes some tape where the cap touches the wheel is helpful).  -And definitely take Louie's advice about lubing the angle drive.  You should be doing this a little at every oil change (unless you like buying new angle drives).  I have over 70,000 miles on my original angle drive gears if that gives me some credibility.  :-)
For what it's worth, I use a blend of of 80-90 gear oil, and synthetic axle grease to lube the angle drive.  Seems to work nicely...
Jake Kamphoefner

----- Original Message ----
From: Louie <louie@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, August 8, 2007 11:13:17 AM
Subject: [DML] Re: Bouncing Speedometer ...Possible cause...

A bouncing needle on the speedometer in a DeLorean means your angle 
drive is about to give out. You can try greasing it up, might 
postpone it's death for a while.

Louie Golden
Charlotte, NC

> --- In dmcnews@yahoogroups .com, "nk1165" <nkemp@> wrote:
> >
> > While researching my speedo problem, I came across the following 
> from 
> > http://www.speedome rep-pag.htm
> > 
> > "(Q) My speedometer needle bounces, what's wrong?
> > (A) If there's no noise accompanying the bouncing it's likely 
> your 
> > speedometer cable has been kinked. The only cure for that is a 
> > cable. 
> > 
> > "Bouncing" can also be caused by the speedometer head drying 
> When 
> > a speedometer is assembled or repaired, they usually put a drop 
> oil 
> > on the bearings. If this oil gets old and gummy or collects a 
> of 
> > dust it will cause the bouncing you describe."
> > 
> > The last paragraph is interesting. 
> > - Does anyone have input relative to the last paragraph?
> > - Any good oil recomendations.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Nick
> >

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