Hey everyone, my name is Cody. Ive had my 84 GL wagon for a few weeks now and have had some issues. First the speedometer, the guy i had bought the car from said he put a tranny in with 120,000 miles on It and he broke the tip on the speedo cable. I bought a new one only to find that the old one was still working. I hooked the new cable to the speedo and my drill, speedo went up to 40mph (drill couldnt go any faster). Left cable out of tranny, with wheels off the ground started the engine and put it in gear and the speedo drive gear didnt move. I have an FSM but it has nothing on the speedo drive that I have found except how to take the speedo cable off or install it. In my truck there is just a plastic worm gear and a plastic drive gear in the tail housing, is the subie the same? and how do I address this?
Second, at about 65mph (calculated with a gear calculator) the steering wheel shudders. It has manual steering. It also tends to wonder a tad as well and the shudder only occurs around 65 It stops when you slow down or speed up. Is the rack and pinion just going out?
Third thing. I bought the car knowing it needed a front cv axle. starting from a stop it shudders really bad no matter how much you try to ease the clutch out. It stopped when I replaced the axle but now its back again. The axle didn't have any kind of play in it it is a jy axle, I didn't rebuild it as I don't have the money. The odd thing is it doesn't do it if the car sits for long periods of time (overnight) I thought maybe a rear main seal or front input seal leaking on to the clutch and causing it to slip? Sometimes it will jump when shifting from 1-2 as well, other gears are fine. Tranny is a dual range 4spd.
Any help is welcome and any tips on things to make the car better are appreciated.