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I have my New 88 xt6 AUTO and when on the freeway the speedo stops at 55mph- then when I hit 70 it jumps and starts working again-- Any Ideas? hey atleast I have an excuse when I get pulled over but officer my speedometer only says that I'm going 55!:eek::lol::headbang:

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i have a post here and/or on the xt forums about regreasing the speedo cable. there's actually a really simple way to do it without even pulling the cable sheath out from behind the instrument cluster.

 

there's cable specific grease you want - graphite based something or another, availbable at any store.

 

there's a good chance the cable is twisted, frayed and in need of replacement, so check it out when you get to it.

 

the officer won't care that your speedo doesn't work - he would say it's your responsibility to have things like that fixed or inspected. it's not like they haven't had that excuse before! it could hose you in some states - they will reply with a repair order requiring you to have the odometer inspected and calibrated properly and documenting that repair to them within some time frame. that usually requires a visit to the police barracks or motor vehicle department within some time frame of receiving the repair order.

 

good luck - just dig up that speedo cable thread.

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its also possable that the needle itself is sticking in the bush that it turns in....my australian brumby did the same thing (at a different speed however), cable was fine

 

however when i took the dashcluster apart and moved the needle with my finger i could feel the needle go a little bit stiff at the same point that it paused at during acceleration....

 

i cleaned it out with contact cleaner and put some graphite based lube (that i had "liberated" from work) on it and worked the needle backwards and fowards till it rotated smoothly....it was all good after that

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its also possable that the needle itself is sticking in the bush that it turns in....my australian brumby did the same thing (at a different speed however), cable was fine
this sounds more likely - i was even skeptical that it would really be the cable - it shouldn't do that "at one speed" thing. getting to the needle is going to be far more work, one of those things that is a lot more annoying the first time you do it.

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