Spinning speedometers


#1

I was just listening to the show (which one? I haven’t a clue; I never hear the show ID #s), specifically the call from Amy in Indiana whose '95 Ford Escort has a spinning speedometer that is driving her crazy. I had the same problem on my '85 Chevy Blazer, which I ignored because it was intermittent–until the day it was spinning so vehemently that the needle simply flew off. :slight_smile:
Just wanted to share …


#2

I can vividly recall being in a friend’s '61 Pontiac Tempest when the needle of the horizontal-format speedometer began wildly oscillating between zero and 120. The noise got louder & louder as the left-to-right oscillations increased in speed, and–finally–with a clunk–the speedo went dead.

Yup, those non-electronic accessories were just so superior to the equipment on modern vehicles…

;-))


#3

@VDCdriver On my 1984 Impala the same thing happened on a very cold day the speedo went back and forth and made grinding noises before quitting altogether. We have a guy here who call himslef “Mister Spoedometer” and he replaced the cable.

This guy does a lot of taxi and police work and has to guarantee his work. Not sure if today’s electronic units can be repaired.


#4

My 03 trailblazer has an intermittent speedometer, May not work or may be 7-10 mph under, thanks to gps unit that calculates mph, odometer records mileage accurately, new stepper motor one of these days, glad I wated now the tach is acting up also. Wifes 03 windstar guages will go nuts occasionally, tach is pinned, bad solder joint, so it will wait till spring, what year I cannot guarantee.