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Noisy Speedometer Cable
Posted 29 January 2004 - 05:24 AM
91 Legacy AWD Sedan Auto. 109k miles (only 25k on engine)
93 Legacy AWD Wagon Auto. 220k miles (only (120k on engine)
94 Legacy AWD Wagon 5-Spd. 214k original miles
Posted 29 January 2004 - 05:28 AM
Posted 29 January 2004 - 08:23 AM
I talked to a few people about whether it can be lubricated but basically it's not worth the effort. Only thing is you have to wait until it gets warm if you want to sell it
Posted 29 January 2004 - 08:56 AM
Mine used to make noises when it got cold. When the base of the speedo that goes into the tranny broke, I pulled the cable out and lubed it. Mine was all one cable....so I lucked out. You can try doing this......as trying to pull it out behind the dash would be a real pain.
Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:33 PM
Posted 27 September 2007 - 01:36 AM
Its quite simple to fix.
- Follow the black cable from the firewall to the gearbox/front differential
- Remove the cable from the gearbox and undo the clip on the outer cable
- Pull the inner cable out
- Buy (if you dont have it) graphite powder (and nothing else) and regrease the cable but putting the graphite powder on your hand palm (suggested to wear latex gloves) and pull the cable through the hand when its folded (making a fist).
- Do this couple of times and try not to touch the cable with bare hands.
- Put some graphite powder in the outercable at the gearbox and insert the inner cable again (you can put vaseline or other acid free thick lubricant on the side which goes in the dash)
- Put one drop of sewing machine oil (or whatever is thin and non-aggresive, meaning sulphur free) on the end befor applying the clip/holder again.
- Re-insert in gearbox and very carefully tight the bolt and not too tight
Enjoy the silent of driving again and wingmirror nois
(Note: i have put some pics in the stated thread or in my album about this)
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