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Speedometer ticking?

My speedometer ticks.... actually, what is happening is the speedo needle twitches and when it does, it makes a relatively loud ticking noise... any suggestions?

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Probably needs to be cleaned up and re-greased. Mine takes a bit to get it moving, and then it snaps up to the proper speed. It also stutters a bit.
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Thumbs up ticking speedo

I would suspect the speedometer cable. You use to be able to buy a kit to lube cables. ( graphite I think) But It would be just a much work to replace it. Clean the head ,if noise is still there replace the cable. As lubing would be a temp. fix. Dave
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It's likely you need a new cable. Check to make sure that the cable is completely set in the speedo, it's possible for the lock ring to be loose and the cable to work out of the speedo. Also check the speedo drive on the tranny and make sure the cable is snug.

I was just in my speedo yesterday, I fixed a problem that I've had with my car for 20 years. My trip odo reset was extremely hard to turn, the shaft at the mount under the dash had siezed. But after removing the c-ring, cleaning and re-greasing, it turns with no effort. Only took me 20 years to get to it .
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I was just in my speedo yesterday, I fixed a problem that I've had with my car for 20 years. My trip odo reset was extremely hard to turn, the shaft at the mount under the dash had siezed. But after removing the c-ring, cleaning and re-greasing, it turns with no effort. Only took me 20 years to get to it
Brad... that's cuz it din't have nutt'n 'lectrical hooked to it
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