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From: Savoy TX, USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 10-17-2002 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351   Click Here to Email 68stang351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I put a new speedo cable/housing in my car and it stops at 30. Anyone have any ideas why?

If it makes any difference the car is a 68 with a T5, I used a cable/housing for a 68 and used the T5 19 tooth gear, it fits in the tranny good, and I did put some grease on the speedo end of the cable.

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From: pittsburgh,pa.usa
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 10-18-2002 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe the speedo is frozen up.Take the cable out of the trans and chuck the cable in a battery drill and spin it to see if it goes higher.Just process of elimination.

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posted 10-18-2002 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Should the whole cable be packed in grease? Could it be binding (maybe to long?) somewhere?

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From: St. James, MN
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posted 10-18-2002 02:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLstangin   Click Here to Email BLstangin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The speedodometer cable should be greased the whole way, using a special type of cable lubricant that you can get at most auto parts stores.

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