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Toph



Joined: 24 Oct 2009
Posts: 65
Location: Coeur d' alene

PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:33 am    Post subject: Speedometer 66 bug Reply with quote

My speedometer in my 66 beetle jumps around. It has plenty of grease in the wheel. Is ther a certain position the cable needs to be in to work correctely? I have tried different positions and it either gets better or worse. However I can not correct the jumping. Is there away to test the speedometer to see if its good?
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smithe



Joined: 28 Jan 2009
Posts: 277
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you check the end that goes into the center of the wheel? I had a car that bounced around and sorta worked, turned out the little piece on the end of the cable was damaged and wasn't always turning correctly.
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Toph



Joined: 24 Oct 2009
Posts: 65
Location: Coeur d' alene

PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:31 pm    Post subject: 66 Speedo Reply with quote

I will check that. I had the wheel off and it extends right into the grease cap and was pinned. it seemed to be turning.
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SprÝ Norsk



Joined: 24 Aug 2005
Posts: 331
Location: Oly

PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What condition is the cable and dust cap in?
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69 Jim



Joined: 02 Jun 2007
Posts: 13
Location: Nine Mile Falls

PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just restored mine for cosmetic reasons, and found it still jumped a bit until I replaced the cable. Works very smooth now. Good luck. Cool
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Toph



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cable seems to be in ok shape. Maybe I should just try a new cable and see what happens. What do you think?
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SprÝ Norsk



Joined: 24 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would try it out. Unless you pulled the entire cable out and looked at every bit of it; I would expect there to be alittle freying at some point causing the wack-o behaviour.
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