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How do you replace a broken speedometer cable in a 1988 Ford Tempo?


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2004-11-21 09:56:46
2004-11-21 09:56:46

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.


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definitly a part...either the odometer unit itself, a speedometer cable or just the gear that's in the transmission under the cable...I say this as I've never seen a digital speedometer on any topaz or tempo from 1990 a before

broken cable? Broken gear at transmission end? Broken gear at speedometer head?

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I pretty sure it doesn't have a speedometer cable, it is electronic.

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