Hey VILLETTE===The Windstar has an electric speedo so if yours has quit, the speed sensor PROBABLY needs replaced. It needs to be checked out. GoodluckJoe
Sorry to butt in, and I could be incorrect, but I believe that the '96 Windstars, or at least the GL's, came with three different front console options, two of which did in fact have mechanical speedo's. I know that mine at least does.
How about this: Are you having trouble with a bouncy, noisy mechanical Windstar speedometer? I had this problem and after taking everything apart I found that the problem was the plastic clip holding the cable on the end of the speedometer. If I had just put a clamp on engine side of the cable that pushed it back into the speedometer it would have fixed the problem. So before you replace the cable, try pushing the cable back into position from the engine side. The through-hole is above the master cylinder diaphragm on the right side. You may be able to reach it without taking anything apart (if you have skinny arms).
I had a Haynes manual but nowhere was there any information about a mechanical speedometer cable so I had to wing it.
You have to perfomr some trim removal on the inside cab and on the outside. I don't think I can describe every detail here but I will try to give you the basic idea.
Inside the cab: Remove trim piece under the dashboard. Remove the bezel cover (clear plastic shield over the speedometer) Remove the upper steering column cover (includes lock cylinder removal). remove shift lever indicator cable Undo screws around the instrument cluster module (anothere clear plastic shield) and then the two screws at the base of the speedometer. The speedometer should be somewhat free, only hanging by the cable in the back.
Outside the cab: Remove the windshield wipers and antenna. Remove the plastic grill between the windshield and the hood. This includes the plastic cover and the wiper motor assembly. Watch out for the washer fluid tubing. It's tricky to do this without damaging the tubing. Remove the the air intake ducting between the air filter and throttle body (not necessary but makes it eaiser reach the cable)
Finally you will be able to see where the speedometer cable clips into another cable that goes to the speed sensor. The speedo cable is the one on the upper right above the master cylinder diaphragm.
Now, assuming that my windstar is like many others, you will have to figure out how to get the clip in the connector to let go of the cable. Pulling the clip out didn't work. What I had to do was get some needle nose pliers to bend the clip enough to clear the cable flange. This took me about 10 minutes and I had to bend it back to get the clip to hold the cable when I put everything back together.
1996 ranger does not have speedo cable it is electronic
The 1996 Geo tracker speedometer cable is held in place by a retaining nut at each end of the cable. Loosen the retaining nuts. Remove the speedometer cable guide retainers. Reverse the process to install the new speedometer cable.
There is not speedometer cable on a 1996 Honda Civic. There is a throttle cable. Top replace this unhook it from the throttle body and gas pedal. Hook on the new cable to snake it through the firewall. Properly hook the throttle cable to the gas pedal and throttle body.
I believe it was 1996 that the Explorers started using an electronic speedometer with a vehicle speed sensor ( VSS ) Since then the Explorers have not had a conventional speedometer cable
It does not have a cable, the speedometer is electric.
I don't believe it has one , the Ford Explorers 1996 and newer models don't have a conventional speedometer cable , they have an electronic speedometer and a vehicle speed sensor ( VSS )
A 1996 Dodge Ram does not have a speedometer cable. The system is all electric.
No speedometer cable, it is electronically controlled from transmission.
According to my Haynes repair manual, 1996 and later models do not use a conventional speedometer cable. They use an electronic speedometer and a vehicle speed sensor (VSS)
Check to see if it has one. You may find that it is all electrical. I did.
on the 94 aspire the speed cable connects to the speedometer and goes through the firewall and to the wheel
Sounds like the speedometer cable broke.
I believe starting on the 1996 Explorer , it went to an electronic speedometer with a vehicle speed sensor ( VSS ) so it doesn't have a conventional speedometer cable
It's usually the cable or the speedometer head in the dash that have problems Is it possible to lubricate the where the cable and the speedometer head cluster meet? If so, how do you get into the head or cluster?
1996 and newer have an electronic speedometer and a vehicle speed sensor that operates your electronic speedometer and also sends a signal to the powertrain control module (PCM) The PCM uses this signal to control several different functions of the engine and transmission.. Your 1996 doesn't have a conventional speedometer cable.
You don't have a speedometer cable. You have speed sensor and you need a 10mm socket to take off and it is passenger side on rear of transfer case.
You need to disconnect the cable from the transaxel. Then you pull out your dash cluster. Remove clip from speedometer cable then just pull it out. Reverse for installation.
the speed sensor, trans. sensor , or the speedometer cable
It has an electric speedo and has a speed sensor.
replace spedo cable. I don't think the 96 Caravan has a cable. It has an electronic sensor but others said replaceing the sensor doesn't solve the problem.
U HAVE TO REMOVE THE SPEEDOMETER FACE PLATE, AND REMOVE THE SPEEDOMETER AND THERE ARE ALL THE LIGHTS ON THE BACK PART OF THE SPEEDOMETER, PD:BE CAREFULL WHEN REMOVING THE SPEEDOMETER THERE IS A SPPEDO CABLE UNDER NEED U HAVE TO DISCONECT THE CABLE FROM BEHIND.
Are you sure it even has a cable? If it does, you need to remove the instrument cluster and disconnet the cable from the speedometer head. You should then be able to just pull the cable out. If it's broken off, you'll have to remove the cable housing from the transmission and just replace the entire thing. My 93 Prizm doesn't have a cable, it's electronically controlled by a Vehicle Speed Sensor on the transmission.
The speedometer is electric, there is no cable. There is a speed sensor on the transmission that sends a signal to the PCM, which in turn sends a signal to the instrument cluster to display speed.
The fact that you drive a Jeep Cherokee has nothing to do with your speedometer problem. The fact that you have a broken speedometer cable or sensor has everything to do with your problem. It is just about worn out. Soon it will stop working. You need to replace it. It can not be fixed.
A 1996 Chrysler Town and Country does not have a speedometer or odometer cable. That signal comes from the transmission output speed sensor.