speedometer problems - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1979-1995 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 10-06-2011, 12:12 AM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Qwik Four Six's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 882
Alright I took everything off to get the speedometer off. Two wires from tge right hand side on the panel for the emergency flashers and for the rear defeoster came off, and there's 3 holes. I'll figure that out. But anyway, my speedometer cable wasn't connected to the speedometer. It's an 89. Does it just slide on to the back? Is it supposed to click on? How's is the cable supposed to stay connected?? It's an 89 coupe 4 cyl car with a 5.0.
Qwik Four Six is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-06-2011, 03:13 AM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
89 Foxloco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 204
It just stays on..no click.I had the same problem.but theirs no click..just right before you start putting the screws on. make sure its all the way in..and it will work perfectly.
89 Foxloco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 07:04 AM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Qwik Four Six's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 882
Quote:
Originally Posted by 89 Foxloco
It just stays on..no click.I had the same problem.but theirs no click..just right before you start putting the screws on. make sure its all the way in..and it will work perfectly.
Alright. I hope. Thanks man. I tried last night and then went up the driveway and it didn't work. So I pulled the little white piece a little bit out of it's cover and then put it into the speedometer. I'm about to go see if it works. Thanks.
Qwik Four Six is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-06-2011, 08:58 AM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
Qwik Four Six's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 882
I pulled the cable out of it's surrounding cover a little bit, and I can't pul the cable back into the cover. I'll try it later. But the little white piece that goes into the speedo is completely smooth, not notched or anything. So how is it supposed to spin the speedometer?
Qwik Four Six is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 09:01 AM   #5
Road Trip!
Supporter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Region: Missouri
Posts: 8,779
Re: speedometer problems

There should be a catch that locks into place when you push the cable onto the back of the speedometer. Once it has latched into place you shouldn't be able to pull it off without pressing on the side of the catch.
Look for a replacement speedo cable on American Muscle or LRS and you will see what I am talking about.
Trojan Horse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 09:26 AM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Qwik Four Six's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 882
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trojan Horse
There should be a catch that locks into place when you push the cable onto the back of the speedometer. Once it has latched into place you shouldn't be able to pull it off without pressing on the side of the catch.
Look for a replacement speedo cable on American Muscle or LRS and you will see what I am talking about.
There kinda like a white latch on the cable, but nothing for the piece to latch onto, on the back of the speedometer.
Qwik Four Six is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 05:13 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
Qwik Four Six's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 882
I pulled the little white piece out of the cover this morning and now it's stickin about an inch out. I can't get it to go back in..what should I do? Is there a way I can get it back in somehow??
Qwik Four Six is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 10:39 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
Qwik Four Six's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 882
Bump
Qwik Four Six is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 08:25 AM   #9
Road Trip!
Supporter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Region: Missouri
Posts: 8,779
Re: speedometer problems

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blb97stang View Post
I pulled the little white piece out of the cover this morning and now it's stickin about an inch out. I can't get it to go back in..what should I do? Is there a way I can get it back in somehow??
The cover of what? The speedo cable or the speedometer itself?
Trojan Horse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 08:27 AM   #10
Road Trip!
Supporter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Region: Missouri
Posts: 8,779
Re: speedometer problems

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blb97stang View Post
There kinda like a white latch on the cable, but nothing for the piece to latch onto, on the back of the speedometer.
There is an indentation (ring) around the speedometer connection that the latch hooks into.
Trojan Horse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 08:42 AM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
Qwik Four Six's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 882
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trojan Horse

There is an indentation (ring) around the speedometer connection that the latch hooks into.
I see it. But the problem now is that the cable is too far out now. Anyway I can get it back in?

---------- Post added at 09:42 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:41 AM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trojan Horse

The cover of what? The speedo cable or the speedometer itself?
Yes. The cover on the cable.
Qwik Four Six is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 08:48 AM   #12
Road Trip!
Supporter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Region: Missouri
Posts: 8,779
Re: speedometer problems

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blb97stang View Post
I see it. But the problem now is that the cable is too far out now. Anyway I can get it back in?

---------- Post added at 09:42 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:41 AM ----------

Yes. The cover on the cable.
You might try heating it with a hair dryer or immersing it in hot water to make it easier to slip back into place.
Trojan Horse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 08:50 AM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
Qwik Four Six's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 882
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trojan Horse

You might try heating it with a hair dryer or immersing it in hot water to make it easier to slip back into place.
Does that mean I have to take the whole cable out out the car..?
Qwik Four Six is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 09:07 AM   #14
Road Trip!
Supporter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Region: Missouri
Posts: 8,779
Re: speedometer problems

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blb97stang View Post
Does that mean I have to take the whole cable out out the car..?
If you cannot get to it with a hair dryer, then yes you will probably have to.
You might try removing the gauge cluster first and see if you can get to it from there.

At any rate, if you can't get it back into place, you will have to replace it and if it is already out the job is half done.
Trojan Horse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 10:17 AM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
Qwik Four Six's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 882
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trojan Horse

If you cannot get to it with a hair dryer, then yes you will probably have to.
You might try removing the gauge cluster first and see if you can get to it from there.

At any rate, if you can't get it back into place, you will have to replace it and if it is already out the job is half done.
Well...the cluster and everything was out, but I put it back together yesterday. Ima wait until I get a new cluster to replace the cable also.
Qwik Four Six is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 10:28 PM   #16
Road Trip!
Supporter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Region: Missouri
Posts: 8,779
Re: speedometer problems

Sounds sensible to me.
Good luck.
Trojan Horse is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1979-1995 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Self installing the boss 302 mani! Any advice or problems anyone has run into? Benzo 2011-2014 Mustang GT 6 10-03-2011 06:23 PM
Speedometer help! 89 Foxloco 1979-1995 Mustang GT 13 08-07-2011 06:23 PM
Different Starting Problems milkrun49 2011-2014 Mustang GT 3 07-15-2011 03:19 PM
Free saleen speedometer Qwik Four Six 1979-1995 Mustang GT 12 06-25-2011 06:05 PM

» Like Us On Facebook



01:22 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.