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Old 08-19-2015, 07:35 PM
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I just rebuilt it and rolled back the odometer to 99999. I hear a clicking sound that speeds up along with the car, the speedometer fluctuates terribly, and the odometer doesn't work.

What's up with it?
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Old 08-19-2015, 07:44 PM
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Are you using a new cable. My first thought is that the end of the cable is worn or not pushed into the speedometer all the way.

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No I'm using the original cable. I took it apart, cleaned and inspected it and it looked in very good shape, then I lubricated it and reassembled it.

I think I may have locked-up the odometer when I turned it back to zero. Actually I turned it to 99999 and figured it would just roll over.

I think what's happening is the cable spins at transmission speed and activates the speedometer, then something binds in the odometer, then something in it "clicks" as it refuses to move. The wild behavior of the speedo must be the cable being torqued then released cyclically.
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Yeah it was hung up somehow. I reset it using the technique described in our technical library and it works perfectly now. I tested it with a cordless drill and a #2 square drive bit, "driving" it 2 miles.

While I had the gauges out I replaced the high beam indicator bulb with the dimmest one I could find, and figured out why the gas gauge wasn't working (wires reversed).
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It hung up again at 99.9 miles half way to my trip to the NC mountains. I stopped at a repair shop and had them cut the cable so I could drive on without that blasted clicking!
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Does anyone know a shop that repairs or sells reconditioned odometers?
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