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nash
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posted 12-23-2001 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nash   Click Here to Email nash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What retains the cable in the plastic gear that goes into the transmission (65 toploader). Mine appears to have broken off and the instrument end has some brass looking retainer at the end going into the speedometer. I think that when I go to screw the nut over the cable to the instrument tha I am pulling the other end out of the drive gear. Thanks and have a merry Christmas

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-23-2001 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a spring clip that holds the plastic gear onto the cable.

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posted 12-23-2001 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Merry Christmas to you too, Nash!

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nash
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posted 12-24-2001 12:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nash   Click Here to Email nash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve. However, I am still confused, on mine I have c clip that hold the drive gear onto a metal end of the cable sheathing but nothing seems to stop the actaul cable from being pulled out of the end of the drive gear. Is this correct or am I mising something. I can turn the speedometer by hand with it installed in the instrument and turning the drive gear. My problem seems to come after I install the drive gear into the transmission. I put the car on jack stands and ran in gear and pulled the instrument end off but it is now not turning.

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posted 12-24-2001 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like the cable is broken. It's fully seated at the speedometer head?

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

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