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Old 11-25-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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Default Speedo doesn't respond past 10 mph? 86 XT

Hey guys, Recently I purchased an 86 XT in good shape but some of the electronics are a bit dodgy. for one, The speedo is non responsive past 10 miles per hour, and I've not done any cluster work before. Would this be a cable issue, or something I would need to re-solder? Any experience on the matter is helpful, as I'm decently handy, but I'd like to see if anyone has some insight before I dive in. Thanks guys!
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:55 AM   #2
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cable is dry for sure and is binding in the sheathing. Plan on getting a new one or trying to refurbish the current one. Basiacally you have to remove the cable, spray alot of penetrating lubricant in the shaft while trying to spin the opposite end slowly with a drill. Take your time so as not to mangle it. then you can blow that out with compressed air and some break clean. make sure you get as much of the old gunked up grease as possible. Now get a can of white heavy duty lithium grease and spray it in the shaftuntil it drips out the oposite side. Let the excess drip out and lay the cable out in the sun or a warm place for a few hours to let the grease mature. check the operation for smooth, squeakless turrning. plug it into the cluster and spin the opposite end with the drill slowly and have someone watch for speedo action.
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:02 PM   #3
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Right on! I'll give it a shot!!
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:39 AM   #4
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Ten fo, has worked great for a number of my older cable speedo cars. Good luck!
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:18 PM   #5
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Update.

Giza's Fix worked! Full response from the speedo at this point!
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:22 PM   #6
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Update.

Giza's Fix worked! Full response from the speedo at this point!
Awesome man. Glad it worked! Hopefully it keeps going till you can find those elusive cables. Having owned a lot of early eighties cars from an early age, I had to be creative to get stuff fixed on a broke teenagers buget.
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