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Old 26th August 2005
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My odometer cable just starting flaking out, where it sometimes works and sometimes doesnít. I unplugged both ends and seems to turn fine when you turn the rod inside. Could it be something else that is making my odometer donít work correctly? When I pulled the end that plugs under the engine, the plastic washer came loose, and seems that in the new cable I got, the washer is stuck in there pretty good. Could this be the reason the odometer comes in and out?

If I end up replacing it, what is the best way to pull this cable out, I mean, what end first? The hole where the odometer cable comes into the engine compartment looks pretty small.


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Originally Posted by chelo
If I end up replacing it, what is the best way to pull this cable out, I mean, what end first?

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Old 27th August 2005
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If the speedo itself works ok then it can't be the cable. If it's just the odometer, then it's a cog thats moved inside the speedo head itself.

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Old 1st September 2005
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I've the same problem,, and found it to be the reduction gear in the tranny where the cable connects to the tranny, , now I'm trying to find a replacement, check that you may have found the prob there also , , it's a little tight trying to pull it out, but it will come out eventually once you remove the retainer clip that is attached to one of the bolts at the Cv shaft flange,
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