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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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1995 Taurus speedometer gauge bouncing

My 1995 Taurus speedometer bounces at 55 mph and above...mild bounce at 55 but full gauge bouncing once I go 60-65 mph. Repair shop said I need to replace cluster but husband thinks just clean the cable or replace the cable. Suggestions would be appreciated! This car has 70K miles and was owned by my 91 year old mother, now being driven by my 16 year old son. He wont drive on freeway because of the speedometer.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 07:02 PM
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Other than the acting out speed-o, are you having any other problems, like noise coming from the speed-o, or tranny shifting problems, or cruise control acting out like won't take a set, or randomly drops out, or a flashing dash ABS warning light if you have ABS?????

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If you aren't having any issues like pawpaw mentioned, I would remove the quick disconnect for the cable under the hood and separate the two halves. then I would pull out the instrument cluster. Next, I would rip out the speedometer cable from the housing (yes it does pull out). Get some wheel bearing grease and slather it in your hand. Run the cable through it, then thread it back in. Note the positions of about where the cable sat.

See if that gives it less wobble. For some reason the 92-95s were known for this.

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