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speedometer cable replacement (1/9)
 3/7/19 5:24pm
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Wasn't sure where to post this sorry if I'm in the wrong place do you have to remove the transmission mounting bracket in a 78 Corvette coupe automatic to replace the lower cable Speedo cable thank you
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Re: speedometer cable replacement (2/9)
 3/7/19 10:42pm
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Re: speedometer cable replacement (3/9)
 3/9/19 7:09pm
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replaced lower speedo cable and driven gear.still no speedometer.Tested upper cable with drill and got reading on speedometer. disconnected lower speed cable from transducer and put rear up in the air to see if cable would spin. it did not. any suggestions
Re: speedometer cable replacement (4/9)
 3/9/19 8:17pm
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Sounds to me like the gear drive in the transmission is the culprit. Did you pull the pan and look for pieces?
Re: speedometer cable replacement (5/9)
 3/17/19 12:27pm
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we pulled out the driven gear.it was in one piece but the gears appeared melted. together. we replaced it along with new cable. still nothing
Re: speedometer cable replacement (6/9)
 3/17/19 7:31pm
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Most obvious culprit at this point is the drive gear on the trans tailshaft. It has most likely "apple cored", meaning worn down so much in the center that it no longer touches or drives the driven gear. Only solution is to remove the driveshaft, and tailhousing, to get to the drive gear to replace it. Cry

You CAN get the speedo to move if you spin the cable from the bottom, correct?




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Re: speedometer cable replacement (7/9)
 3/18/19 4:04pm
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that's pretty much what the driven gear looked like whe we pulled it. we connected new cable and left it unattached from the transducer. lifted the rear wheels put it in drive but the cable didnt turn.If that is what your asking thanks for the Input. I was hoping for a more simple solution. ty
Re: speedometer cable replacement (8/9)
 3/18/19 4:51pm
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Joel any chance you have a pic of the drive gear. Ecklers only shows the driven gear sleeve. maybe a part number thanks
Re: speedometer cable replacement (9/9)
 3/18/19 9:36pm
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Need to see if the speedo will move if you turn the cable by hand, or with a drill motor. This will let you know if the cable from bottom to top is working. 
Part #? Nope...it goes by the colors of the gears. Find out what color the drive gear is(red, green, blue, orange, etc), and we'll know how many teefers it has. Once you know that, getting a replacement(if needed) is fairly easy. Thumbs Up

 


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