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Offline trcooperone

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  • Name: Tommy Cooper
Speedometer removal
« on: November 14, 2016, 11:25:44 PM »
My speedo and odometer both have stopped, I have a new cable but after looking at it closer it appears there is more to it than just unscrewing it and put on the new one.

What is the process to removal and install of a speedometer cable in a 1960 series 62 six window?

Offline Scot Minesinger

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Re: Speedometer removal
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2016, 08:17:37 AM »
This information should be in the shop manual, at least it is for a 1970 Cadillac, which does not require removal of dash, but does require some manipulation on your back.
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Offline Dave Burke

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Re: Speedometer removal
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2016, 09:33:57 AM »
Hi Tommy,

What Scot said.  Coincidentally I am about to go out and put the instrument cluster back in my '57 as I had to rebuild the speedo and odo.  I do not know the breakdown of the '60 but if there is a flexible heating duct under there, it is easier to work without it.  Also I usually attach the trip meter reset cable as it is generally easier to feed it through its hole under the dash rather than trying to attach it once the instruments are in the car. 

Good Luck!

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Offline trcooperone

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  • Name: Tommy Cooper
Re: Speedometer removal
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2016, 01:07:01 PM »
Thanks for the help, I was able to get it unscrewed from the back of the gauges but the one I have that is the same as the one from rock auto will not work. Anyone know where to get the correct cable?

The one end is way to big

Offline P. Manoogian

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Re: Speedometer removal
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2016, 05:03:49 PM »
I use Reynolds Speedometer in Florida. Dick Reynolds. Send him your old housing and he will make one to match. Use google to find.
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Offline trcooperone

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  • Name: Tommy Cooper
Re: Speedometer cable removal and diagnosis
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2016, 05:34:03 PM »
I got it figured out, I was able to pull the old cable from the housing and slide it the new one.

The speedo still does not work though. After I installed it I started to drive the speedo jumped a little, I heard a little pop from behind the dash and now nothing at all.

The old cable was broken and I removed every part of the cable confirming it goes all the way through to the transmission.

What else could cause the speedo from not working?

Offline Roger Zimmermann

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Re: Speedometer removal
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2016, 03:26:32 AM »
The speedo cable is driven by a pinion at the ear of the transmission. The pinion is made with nylon or another plastic and most of the time, the teeth or some of them are stripped. Remove the adapter with a 1" socket and you will see the pinion. It can be done from under the car.
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