Chrysler Front Wheel Drive Cars 4-CYL 1981-1995 Repair Information

Speedometer Cable

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1981-87 Models
  1. Reach under the instrument panel and depress the spring clip retaining the cable to the speedometer head.
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  3. Pull the cable back and away from the head.
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  5. If the core is broken, raise and support the vehicle and remove the cable retaining screw from the cable bracket.
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  7. Carefully slide the cable out of the transaxle.
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To install:
  1. Coat the new core sparingly with speedometer cable lubricant and insert it in the cable.
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  3. Install the cable at the transaxle, lower the car and install the cable at the speedometer head.
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WARNING
Do not bend the cable or cable housing, a bend will cause incorrect indication or abnormal noise in the speedometer assembly.

1988-95 Models

The front wheel drive, 4-cylinder Chrysler, Dodge, Eagle and Plymouth vehicles from 1988 to 1995 do not utilize speedometer cables. These vehicles use a distance or vehicle speed sensor to measure the speed of the vehicle. This sensor is mounted on the transaxle near the flywheel. Refer to Driveability & Emission Controls for the vehicle speed sensor.

 
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