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Date:         Mon, 17 Nov 2003 07:03:44 -0800
Reply-To:     Zoran Mladen <zmaninco@YAHOO.COM>
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From:         Zoran Mladen <zmaninco@YAHOO.COM>
Subject:      Re: Speedometer and odometer doesn't move - Updated
Comments: To: VWNut Hawk <vwnut@HAWKCOMPUTING.COM>
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The speedometer cable is driven by the front driver side wheel. There is a cap on the wheel, and the cable protrudes from this cap through a square whole. An E-clip holds the cable in place. If this cable is loose, over time, it eats away at this square whole until is rounds it slightly and then the cap spins around the cable instead of turning the cable. The fix is either a new cap or beat the square whole in place on the old cap with a hammer and square is nicely with a square file. When you do this, ensure the cable is snug against the cap. The cable should not have any in-out play. If it does, I have put a thin washer behind the cap to keep the cable snug. I guess you could put the washer in front of the cap as well.


--- VWNut Hawk <vwnut@HAWKCOMPUTING.COM> wrote: > Thanks for all the replies last week. > The square hole is working fine. > I unscrewed the cables from both sides of the gear > box. > We checked that the cables did move when the other > ends where rotated. > Ok, so the cable is ok. > The gear or coupling box really is working since > twisting one side > makes the > other turn. > > What is the electrical stuff for? There is a 4 wire > connector? > > I found that if I push the lower cables jacket > toward the wheel hub > from the inside > the speedometer works. > > So it was working for about 10 miles and now has > moved and is not > working. > Any advice on which part to change? > > I assume the lower cable and jacket?

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