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nash
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posted 01-05-2002 10:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nash   Click Here to Email nash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I replaced my existing speedometer cable and still seem to have a problem. When I put the end in the transmission it barely turn when car is running in gear. I guess that maybe the plastic gear in the tranny is bad. What would be involved in replacing that? I really dont want to have to remove a transmission. Any alternatives or suggestions? Thanks

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Stang28965
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posted 01-05-2002 11:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well if you have a manual or its anything like a manual, you just fallow the cable to the trans and take out one little bolt and pull out the cable, and the gear should be right on the end of it.

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nash
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posted 01-05-2002 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nash   Click Here to Email nash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think that plastic gear is ok but the problem might be the plastic gear in the tranny.

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RonnieT
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posted 01-06-2002 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RonnieT   Click Here to Email RonnieT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nash

You can change the gear on the output shaft of the transmission without pulling the transmisson. Drain the fluid and then remove the driveshaft. Remove the crossmember and then remove the tailhaft housing, the gear is right there on the shaft held on by a retaining clip. If the gasket tears on the tailshaft housing you can get one at any transmission shop. While you have it off it is the prefect time to replace the rear seal and the output shaft bushing. You should be able to take the tailshaft housing to the local transmission shop and have them replace the bushing for a small charge.

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nash
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posted 01-07-2002 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nash   Click Here to Email nash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, hopefully that will solve the problem.

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