How do you replace a broken speedometer cable in a 1988 Ford Tempo?
The question you ask is too involved for a proper answer. You need to go to a car parts store, and get a repair manual for your car. They cost about $16.00 Or, go to a Public Library.
Probably replace the speedometer cable. The cable connects to the side of the transmission, then runs up the bottom of the car to the firewall, then into the back of the instrument cluster. The cable is turned at the bottom by the transmission, and at the top end the cable turns the mechanism of the speedometer. It's probably 1 of 3 things: The speedometer cable is broken, or the cable is loose at one of…
Disconnect speedometer cable from back of speedometer gauge by twisting the threaded collar to unscrew. Then just slide the old cable out of cable housing and insert new one. If cable is broken you may need to disconnect cable from transmission tail shaft to remove part of the cable. Cable must be inserted into the gauge end of the cable housing.
Hey Criss==First take it loose at the speedometer end then pull it out of the housing. If it is broken, take it loose at the trans and remove the broken part. Put them together and measure the length. Go to the store and get a cable the correct length and get some speedo cable lube. In stall the cable into the housing with lots of grease and hook up the ends and that is all…
The speedometer cable gear is broken inside the transmission. If the car is older, it is an easy fix. Follow the cable to the input on the tranny, unscrew the cable and the gear is right there. Pop it out and replace it with a new one from the auto parts store. They should be able to order it for you.
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.