Proper way to install the new speedometer cable core.

78elk

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I've never put a new cable core in a speedometer sheath before, what's the proper way to do that? Is it best to take the sheath out of the car or leave it in?
 

Longroof79

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I'd also suggest putting some grease on the inner cable, whether new or used.
 

78elk

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Thank you Jack. I have lubricated it. Is there any problems adding a square tip end to the cable going into the transmission?
 

78elk

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I'm going to try putting more lubricant,inside the speedometer cable sheath, and see if that makes it work right.
 

78elk

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I took the dash apart and pulled the speedometer. I then pulled the speedometer cable out and lubricated it again. I also noticed the clip that holds the speedometer cable to the speedometer was loose so I tightened it up. Tomorrow I'll finish putting the dash back together. Hope I can get a test drive in and see if the speedometer and cruise control work.
 

78elk

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I finally got my test drive in today. The speedometer worked well. I just hope it's accurate. I didn't pass anyone and no one passed me at the given speed. The cruise control worked great.
 

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