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speedo gears

Postby takehikes » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:45 am

My odometer isnt working, speedo is fine.

I suspect a gear is bad in the odometer and was wondering where you can get them BEFORE I tear it apart.
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Re: speedo gears

Postby basketcase0302 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:25 am

"takehikes"]My odometer isn't working, speedo is fine.

I suspect a gear is bad in the odometer and was wondering where you can get them BEFORE I tear it apart.


Obsolete part as far as I know-you'd have to replace the entire speedometer. I torn into one once and the gears are very intricate like clock works and very fragile.
There was once a speedometer shop down in Naples Florida that repaired my EB speedo once but I don't see him anymore.
Google speedometer repair and be prepared to pay a decent amount as it is a dying specialty along with the knowledge in the digital age. :(
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Re: speedo gears

Postby colnago » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:00 am

From memory, there's a worm gear on the end of the cable that drives the odometer, and a magnet that spins to drive the speedometer. These are part of the speedo/odo assembly, though, not part of the cable. Like basketcase suggests, you might have to replace the whole thing, or try finding a unit at your local junk yard to scavenge for parts and fix it yourself.

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Re: speedo gears

Postby fordman » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:01 pm

Whole clusters on ebay used to be able to be had for about 10 plus shipping.


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