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Old 08-06-2019, 12:09 AM   #81
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Ok, I ordered a new cable, triple shrink wrapped the tube, spun the square piece by hand and it made the speedometer move; however, when i put it all back together the needle doesnít move.

In a earlier post it said that you should feel a pop when you insert the spring. What exactly is supposed to pop as I didnít get a pop. How does the new cable make the spring between it and the square shaft spin?

Is there a trick to line it up? Iíve removed and reinstalled the cluster over and over and nothing happens when I drive it.
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Lining it up can be tricky. You might be able to put the end with the square piece into the cluster and then insert the entire thing into the dash. The only thing that connect the cable to the little plastic piece with the spring is friction. It just presses onto the flared end of the cable.


With the cluster out can you drive the truck around and see the cable end spinning? If not your gear in the tranny is probably busted.
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I’ll try driving it without the cluster, hadn’t thought of that.

So, the tube and spring should be placed on the speedometer cable itself, not the cluster? If so, that would explain why I’ve been having issues
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The tube thing needs to interface with both. It should all line up when it goes together.



Make sure the cable is spinning.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:34 AM   #85
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Ok, my turn for speedo issues! 91 Hardbody. Speedo was working but having issues, reading lower, sometimes spot on, sometimes lag behind. Your guide was great, except I canít tell if you are referencing the cable assembly or back of the speedo itself? Hereís what Iím seeing, what looks normal what doesnt?
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The tube thing needs to interface with both. It should all line up when it goes together.



Make sure the cable is spinning.
Tried the shrink wrap method, freaking melted the tube itself so now that's ruined. What are my options at this point? If I order a new speedo cable online will it have those components or is that part of the cluster?
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Bought a brand new speedo cable. Was supposed to be for this year but was a good bit shorter, rerouted it and made it fit but its tight, is that a problem? Driving with the cluster out I can see it spinning, but the speedo needle won’t move unless you bang on the cluster while driving so i’m guessing bad speedo now?
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Ok, I ordered a new cable, triple shrink wrapped the tube, spun the square piece by hand and it made the speedometer move; however, when i put it all back together the needle doesnít move.

In a earlier post it said that you should feel a pop when you insert the spring. What exactly is supposed to pop as I didnít get a pop. How does the new cable make the spring between it and the square shaft spin?

Is there a trick to line it up? Iíve removed and reinstalled the cluster over and over and nothing happens when I drive it.
Did you ever figure this out? Iím lost on this now too!
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ok am I stupid? Where is this cable?
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Around 93 or 95 they went electric, no cable.



Because, it can be tricky to line up. I have to try a few times each time I pull the cluster. I usually press it.onto the cable then let the cluster find it's way on the pin.



As for the buggered one, I drilled out mine, put some epoxy in it, milled the epoxy just enough to press it on the cable then put it back together.



If someone has one laying around, or if I can find one at the junkyard next time I'm there, I can probably 3D print new ones. I'd like to try machining one from aluminum but not sure how to attach it to the cable if I do that.
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