Q: Nervous Speedo Needle
Does anyone of you guys know how to fix my nervous speedo dial? Driving slow or fast doesn’t matter I can’t get a steady reading.
A: When I was into Corvairs, they would sometimes have the nervous speedo problem too. On the ‘vair the cable went to the front left wheel. If it would jam or stick in any way, the cable would “load up” and then release. On them, the best thing to do was lube with the cable with graphite. We found you could pull the cable out of the casing by disconnecting it at one end. Then we would coat the cable and sleeve with graphite and reinstall it. The sleeve would guide you, so it wasn’t that bad of a job. I don’t know if that will work on the birds, but the cause is probably the same. You could just replace it, but it might be worth the .99 of graphite and a little time to give it a try.
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