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Stuck odometer


 Yup driving down the road I noticed the odo start to click and now I'm stuck on 98700...pulled the speedo cable off and gave a squirt. nothing! I've been taking along look at pulling it out to get a better look at it. if anyone out there has some trick to get her going again let me know.

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is the speedo cable broken?   It may be visible, but broken ,down lower   Try taking it off at trans? hmm     p.s.  does the speedo work?  idea

-- Edited by 427carl at 20:22, 2008-10-22

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Does the speedometer still work?

If so, the drive or driven gear for the odometer may be broken.

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Yes the speedo still works the needle now jumps. The cable is good and turns well and smooth, and is good at the trans too. For sure its at the cluster because at slow speed you can here it click over the tabs inside but not turning over to a full 700 miles.

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Does the speedometer still work?

If so, the drive or driven gear for the odometer may be broken.


From what I see you might be right. we'll see I guess I have to pull the whole thing out and have a good look at whats up.






-- Edited by Rolilk at 22:29, 2008-10-24

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It should be relatively simple inside, an easy to spot problem I would guess.

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I hope so. Ive been under there a few times. the only thing that would give me some trouble would be the tube that is bolted much like a brake line to the temp guage.

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and after working on the car for awhile. I have to say I miss a fuse box. In line fuses are a pain. Tomorrow I'm working on some fresh brake lines. I'll give the cluster another look.

-- Edited by Rolilk at 22:52, 2008-10-24

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Well today I finnally got the cluster out and had a good look. The third wheel on the odo was stuck and with a little pull it came loose and moved easily. I'm still not so sure why it jambed? I put a little amount of greese on the gears then spun the speedo cable hookup and now she spins freely. All was very clean and no visable damage.
I don't want to pull out the cluster too often, its a bit of a pitta to get out. Once out it was kinda cool seeing a manufature stamp on the insie of the cluster FEB22 1954.


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Thank goodness, you got it going!!  I was worried about your Warranty, idea with the odometer not working...

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Acctually it was a problem. I still have to get it saftied. But LOL thats funnnyweirdface

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Odo isn't part of the safety. Speedo would be I believe?

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In Manitoba, speedo only I believe. Likely the same for you guys.

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Back in June we were looking at an original warranty card for a 49 Pontiac and I believe it said lifetime oil changes were free.
The dealer rep who was there said they would be pleased to honour the warranty.

Rick

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67rag396 wrote:

Back in June we were looking at an original warranty card for a 49 Pontiac and I believe it said lifetime oil changes were free.
The dealer rep who was there said they would be pleased to honour the warranty.

Rick



That would be cool I would like to see the look on the service reps face when you walk in with that and ask for a free change biggrin



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The thing was that with the odo not working it made the speedo jump all over. Had to fix. I have afew other things to get working yet but hose should not be too bad. One stuck wheel cylinder, fuel guage, just a bad wire. had to change out one section of hard brake line, leaking. And getting the turn signals to work. Bad flasher connector. Other than that everything else is good to go.

-- Edited by Rolilk at 21:57, 2008-10-26

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OK just curious here. What would the list of things a mech would go through to saftey a car?
Maybe this should be a new thread?

-- Edited by Rolilk at 22:00, 2008-10-26

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