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montea 03-01-2005 01:32 PM

sticky speedometer?
in my 82 grand prix why does the spedo stick, i cant drive it yet because i dont have insuarnce or even primer but when i rolled down the driveway it went to 15kmh around 9 mph, wich could be correct but then when i stoped it just stayed there for a long time and finnaly droped back down again slowly.

i know it does leak tranny fluid out of the spedo cable hook up on the trans.

MI2600 03-02-2005 09:12 AM

It sounds like some rust may have formed in the speedometer head preventing the needle from dropping back to zero.

You have a 2-3 options. You can just drive it and hope it frees itself. You can remove it and gently lubricate it. Or, you can just replace it.

montea 03-03-2005 05:40 PM

ok thanks, i was reading some threads and its the bearing in the front that needs the oil?

MI2600 03-04-2005 08:34 AM

Probably. Speedometers are comparatively simple devices with a very cantankerous spring which you really don't want to mess with. The shaft rod the needle rotates on goes through a hole in the housing. That's where the problem probably lies.

poncho62 03-04-2005 08:59 AM

I wouldn't worry about it until you start driving it............might free itself up.

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