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speedometer needle

I did a search, and found nothing that could help me. I got my new odometer gear, and I'll be damned if I can't get the speedo needle off. I do not want to break anything, but it seems I will need some extra force. Any special recommendations? Should I try some penetrating oil?


Also- Can I fix the occasional "speedo sticking at zero for a moment" problem that I have while I'm in here?

Thanks in Advance, help me not wreck my car. ;P
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ok- the speedo needle is off now. BUt what the hell is the deal with these e-clips? Dammit, clarks garage says they are "easily removed". Mine are quite tenacious.
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It just pulls off you have to get under it and pull it STRAIGHT (note emphasis).

It does require a little force.

Speedo sticking is usually electrical - clean up all of the connections.

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Giddyup! Its all back together. I had to clean everything. The old gear had disintegrated. I still don't get how the reset rod gets pulled (is the solonoid like a puller?), but I'll hopefully get it back in and report if I have been successful or not.

Thanks Juvy.

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the odometer is setup like a voicecoil....you give the bottom piece current and it pulls the magnet down, which resets your trip odo..i had mine apart today
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To get the needle off, use two butter knives wrapped with a dish towel and put them under the center of the needle and twist.

For the e-clips, they are not "easily removed" use a pick or small screwdriver and do it on a big table where you can see where they fly

yes the reset thingy is pulled in like a starter solenoid.

good luck,

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