42972RE: [Imperial-Club] Re: Speedometer Needle Starting to Jump (1967)
- Mar 14, 2014Remove the cable from its tubing and lube it with any oil. Try not to use WD 40 as it will dry up pretty quick. Clean engine oil is ok. Three in one is ok. Cable is jumping because there is no lube in the tube it rides in. It's amazing what a little oil will do. Silicone would be good too.
Richard A. De Vito Sr
From: Imperial-Club@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Klebert L. Hall
Sent: Fri 3/14/2014 12:54 PM
Subject: [Imperial-Club] Re: Speedometer Needle Starting to Jump (1967)
> On 03/14/14, jonathangavin@... wrote:Cable needs lube or replacement and lube.
> On my drive to work today, I noticed the needle starting to jump around on the freeway. It wasn't constant, but would only do it periodically. Before this, it jumped around down around 5-10 mph, but was steady at higher speeds.
> Is this an indicator that the cable is bad? The speedometer? Are there any preventative actions I can take?
They can go on quite a while like that before twisting up and tearing themselves apart, but I wouldn't count on it.
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