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42986Re: [Imperial-Club] Re: Speedometer Needle Starting to Jump (1967)

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  • Paul Wentink
    Mar 15, 2014
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      It is also possible that your trip odometer is stuck. Check the numbers and see if they are changing as you drive. One of my Imperials would make the needle jump every time the trip odometer reached the point of turning from 8 to 9 on the last black digit.

      Worth looking at as well as lubricating the cable, which should be done any way.

      Good luck.

      Paul W.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Klebert L. Hall <crocuta@...>
      To: Imperial-Club <Imperial-Club@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Fri, Mar 14, 2014 8:54 am
      Subject: [Imperial-Club] Re: Speedometer Needle Starting to Jump (1967)

      > On 03/14/14, jonathangavin@... wrote:
      > 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?

      Cable needs lube or replacement and lube.
      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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