82 speedometer stoped working

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82 speedometer stoped working

Post by rexles » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:52 pm

Rode to the PO box to pick up the mail and noticed the speedometer quit working.
Think the cable broke?

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Re: 82 Aspy speedometer

Post by virgilmobile » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:07 am

Ok,check it out and post some pictures.Some of us are real nosy. :)

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Re: 82 speedometer stoped working

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:59 am

When it happened to my 82 Aspencade, yes, the cable broke. It was an easy fix.

Yesterday, the same thing happened to my 1500 - speedometer just quit. I figured it was a broken cable - until I took a look. The screw holding the cable in the gearbox down at the wheel had backed out and fallen away, so the cable just came out. I bought a new stainless replacement screw, put a bit of Loctite on it, and had it working again in five minutes.

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