How do you replace a speedometer cable for a 1981 Chevy Malibu?
you can replace the speedometer by taking it to your nearest car dealers shop/ sale or you can just take it and post it online by taking a picture and people can tell you and give you a bit more information about this ;)
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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 cab…le into the housing with lots of grease and hook up the ends and that is all. If the housing is bad you will need a new housing and cable. GoodluckJoe ( Full Answer )
It depends on what model you have, but most are the same. Disconnect the battery!. Loosen the tensioner for the serpentine belt and pull the belt off the alternator pulley.. Remove the bolt holding the alternator at the 4:00 o'clock position Remove the nut at the right rear side of the alternator… Remove the bolt at the next to it nearer you. All bolts have 15mm heads, but you're going to need a deep well socket to get the nut off.. Pull out the alternator and remove the plug from it and also remove the red wire attached to the back. You're going to need a 13mm socket and a 13mm flat wrench.. Replace the alternator by reversing the steps above.. Reattaching the serpentine belt is a pain. ( Full Answer )
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 o…ptions, 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. ( Full Answer )
Answer . If you have a electrical speedo you don't have a cable. Change the speed sensor in the trans..
Changing the 626 Speedo Cable . \nThe 1989 to 1991 Mazda 626 models, have a similar speedo cable setup.\nThere are 2 kinds of cable.\nThe first is a one-piece cable that runs from the transmission to the back of the speedo as one continuous length\nThe second is a two-piece cable that has a 6 inc…h section from the transmission, connected to a 40 inch piece which goes to the dash. The care easily discernable because the two piece one has a large coupling on it, six inches from the transmission.\n. \nTo replace, simply slacken the nut on the cable from the transmission side first, using a 17mm open-ended spanner. Once off, pull the cable out of the tranny by leaning over it and gently punning it straight up.\n. \nThen, remove the dash console by uncrewing all the screws.\nThere are 4 to 5 screws, found on the underside of the dash, in front of the gauge cluster.\nOnce off gently pull the finiher off exposing the gauge pod.\nIt's an all in once pod of the gauges with a clear plexiglas cover. (Take care not to scratch it while handling it)\nThe cluster itself is held to the dash by four screws. These are clearly visible in the four corners of the gauge pod.\nOnce removed, pull the pod to you (sitting in the drivers seat) slowly. It is still connected via electrical connections. These must be unpluged so you have to reach behind the gauge pod using as little space as possible.\nOnce unplugged, the final attachment is the speedo cable itself.\nIt's connector is round and thick and either yellow or white plastic.\nThere's a tab to one side that must be pressed to release it.\nPress the tab and pull the cable away from the gauges. ( Away from you/ towards the windsheild. ) Once it's out you can freely slacken any cable clips holding the speedo cable unser the hood and along the firewall.\nPull the now free cable back through the firewall towards the engine.\nHandle the cable clips carefullyt and re-use them as they arent sold with the cable and are hard to source.\nJust repeat the process in the reverse for installation. ( Full Answer )
Had the same problem... First take off the steering columb covers( top and bottom). There are 3 screws holding in the bottom steering columb cover. After removing the steering columb cover, you will be able to remove the signal switch and the wiper blade switch very easily. The signal switch and the… wiper blade switch is one pieces. When you have removed the steering columb cover, you will seea screw on the top middle of the steering columb.Remove this and unplug the other switches(3) that are attached to the signal switch and the wiper blade switch. That is about it, but be care when you install the new piece...it needs to be lined up for the horn to work or else evrytime you turn the steering wheel your horn will blow. ( Full Answer )
Answer . The question you ask is too\ninvolved for a proper answer. \nYou need to go to a car \nparts store, and get a\nrepair manual for your car.\nThey cost about $16.00\nOr, go to a Public Library.\n.
disconnect negative battery terminal, remove the drive belt. then disconnect the output wire and electrical connector on alternator. remove mounting bolts and remove alternator. good-day !
Answer . \nit doesn't have one it is electric uses a vehicle speed sensor on rear of trans.
Buy new unit from dealer and you will see what you have to do, the speedo cable and e-brake cable pass through floor in the same piece. On 88 which I've done and 95 which I own also which is starting to get noisy and I will have to do soon as it is annoying to listen too at times especially when col…d but both look basically the same under the dash. One has to disconnect the emergency brake cable by taking cotter pin out of small white plastic pulley pin by gas pedal then taking brake cable out of pull lever just like brakes on a bicycle. You also need to be able to access the back of speedometer gauge to unplug the speedo cable and unscrew the unit from the side of the tranny location dependant on auto or manual trans. Getting it apart is no problem the joy comes in putting it back together. Be prepared to spend a whole afternoon in getting every thing apart and back together with out breaking some thing. The only hard part was getting the e-brake back together in the end. I don't know what the dealer charges to do, I wonder any more at that with many repairs I've gotten into and I ask myself often any more how much is a Saturday afternoon worth. ( Full Answer )
Keep it simple, check the horn fuse, if good remove horn relay & briefly connect the #86 & #30 (12V+ to horn), If horns blow then swap relay with Daytime running lights. Note the relay position when you remove them cause GM reverses some of the relays. If horn still doesn't work then its probably t…he horn switch on the air bag cover. $400+ repair. ( Full Answer )
there is no speedo cable it is an electric system. Ok, then the electrical sending unit for the meter is located where? Answer Under the car on the right side of the transmission near where the right drive shaft comes out. There are a couple of wires coming from the pickup. I replaced the electri…cal sending unit but still the spedometer don't work? How hard it is to remove the dashboard? first of all the first answer is wrong i have a 2000 matiz and it has got a speedo cable i know this as i changed it last week as the old one had snapped.just right off centre to the back of the engine about a foot off the ground you will see the cable comming out follow this and you will see it goes to the speedo it just clips to the back of speedo. ( Full Answer )
call the person you got the car from they ripped you off. fiero's were only made from 1984-1988 so if you have a 1994 someone took you for a ride Answer and there isn't a speed cable. its electronic. there is a speed sencer that goes to the tranny that a wire hooks too. not that hard to replace.
Answer . \nyou did not mention what year, but are you sure it was the ignition and not the anti theft system. If you think it could be the anit theft system, than you can try turning the key on for 10 minutes and than off for on e and repeat this and than see if it starts.
First you will have to pull the instrumentation. Its an easy few Phillips screws and its out. In the back of the cluster there is a white clip that holds the cable to the cluster. You must squeeze 2 plastic parts to allow it to release. Cable goes through the firewall and down to the tranny. At the …transmission it is held in by a 10mm bolt. The cable sometimes have a split in the middle. The split is easily opened. It is a large knurled nut if I remember. Once this nut is loosened then it is easier to pull the 2 parts out. Good luck! Jeff.L.Ontario, Canada ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nHello I have a 1992 HYUNDAI EXCEL..just changed mine..but its a standard shift..first disconnect the NEGATIVE battery cable..stops any airbag accidents..take pliers..DISCONNECT end at TRANI..run new speedo cable the same way the old one goes..pull out RUBBLER BLACK grommet behind DIST…RIBUTOR CAP..this grommet stops water getting inside dash .Its under the hood inside firewall (behind distributor cap). NEXt undoes the 3-4 screws inside car that hold your plastic intrument gauges....pull out SLOW..behind it is WHITE plastic piece..SQEEZE together..this piece will release the old speedo cable..PULL this white plastic piece AWAY FROM YOU..it releases the old cable..its a difficult job..worse than u think, but it can be done..took me over an hour...the worse thing was trying to remove the WHITE plastic housing behind DASH guages..I was pulling it the wrong way..must be BACKED OFF away from you..GOOD LUCK ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nthere is no cable,it is run from vehicle speed sensors through the bcm to the cluster assembly.you most likely have cluster problems.
It is easy. Look for two black tabs that you slide up. Slide both then pull slightly out. Untwist all bulbs out of headlight and you and swap it out. I bought a cheap set on eBay for 60 new. Look 10x better than stock.
Answer . \nRemove speedometer head to unscrew and remove cable\nRemove cable from transmission\nRe-Install new cable using same routing as original
There is a major malfunction in the speedometers of trailblazers. GM seems to have recalled many GM auto's with this issue just not the tralblazer.
The thermostat is located at the end of the 1 1/2 " radiator hose on the left side of the car at the engine block where the hose connects. It is not easy to get at and you need open ended wrenches. It is tight and the bottom bolt ( there are 2 holding the thermostat housing on) is difficult with onl…y partial turns using an open end wrench. Follow the hose to from the rad to the block and there it is at the base of the housing where the hose connects. You need to disconect the air filter housing case and remove it. You will also need to disconnect the wire harnesses and a couple of hoses. Make sure you look at which way the thermostat fits in the block so you do not put in the thermostat backwards. Pull the fan relay censor out ( located in the intake manifold to the left of the housing with a2 wires going to it) to eliminate an air lock. Do this when the engine is running and just back it out far enough to have a fluid flow out of it , then retighten the sensor. You can also get a Haynes Manual at the library for a step by step approach to repair problems. ( Full Answer )
The 1991 Geo speedometer cable is held in place with a swivel nuton each end of the cable. Turn the swivel nut to the left to removethe speedometer cable. Reverse the process to install the newspeedometer cable.
Answer . Im not sure if your vehicle has a speedometer cable or if its a digital type thing with all wires and an electric motor opperating your SpeedOMeter but if it is a cable driven one, then just disconnect the cable from the speedometer from inside the vehicle... raise the vehicle if needed…, I think its easier to get it from top, if the vehicle has the A413 transmission, remove the 10mm bolt holding the Speed Sensor in because the SpeedOMeter cable is running threw the middle if it, it does have a round O Gasket on it so it will be tight removing it, but it will come out with alittle wiggle and install the new the same way as you took it off. ( Full Answer )
Answer . Remove speedometer head Disconnect old cable Follow original routing for new cable Disconnect fitting at side of transmission and remove cable - replace with new
Answer . Where the speedometer cable attaches to the transmission, that piece should have a clip holding it in the transmission. The clip should be held in with one 1/4 inch bolt. Take the bolt out and the gear pulls straight out. Check the number of teeth on the new gear they can be different d…epending on rear end gear ratio. ( Full Answer )
Answer . You have to take apart the instrument cluster, starting with the steering wheel and working forward.
Depends on what your problem is, which isn't specified. But, assuming that your speedometer isn't working at all, there are three likely issues.. The speedometer (and odometer) is operated by a cable that connects into the transmission. On the rear end of the transmission you will notice a cable wi…th what looks very simiilar to the cap on a soda bottle, except that it will be black or silver and have a cable coming out of the center of it. This cable goes under the car, into the engine compartment and then through the firewall into the back of the dashboard, where it plugs into the speedometer gaug.. There is a gear on each end of the cable. Actually the speedometer end is just a square drive gear, the end that plugs into the transmission has a very small gear on the end that meshes with a gear in the transmission.. If your speedometer is not working, it is likely due to one of three things;. 1. Someone disconnected the speedo cable from the speedometer gauge, which also keeps the odometer from showing miles driven.. 2. The gear on the transmission end has broken or has been disconnected.. 3. Most likely, the cable itself has broken. The cable is supposed to be lubricated every so often with some grease. If not, after some period of time, it's not unusual for the cable to break. Get a replacement cable, and have lots of fun trying to access the back of the dash.... 4. The speedometer gauge itself might be completely broken. It's more likely that the cable is broken, but occasionally, the speedometer itself breaks.. I would check to make sure the cable is connected at both ends. If it is connected correctly to the speedo and trans, but not working, disconnect the cable from the speedo and the transmission. with both ends of the cable now visible, you can turn one end of the cable, if the opposite end also turns, there is nothing wrong with the cable. Use the appropriate lubricant and re-install. Then you'll need to get a new speedometer gauge, or fix the one you have.. If the other end doesn't turn, the cable is broken. You'll need to get a new one. You could theoretically repair the old one, but why bother. Just get a new one. They're only like $25. ( Full Answer )
Assuming it's a US model, (automatic transmission only), you would start under the car at the rear of the trans where you can follow the cable going into a collar. There is a nut that squeezes the collar to lock the cable housing to the trans. Loosen the collar nut, ( remove the bolt, the cable end …will not come out otherwise). Use a large screwdriver to gently open the collar at the outside and then pull out the cable. Sometimes it's a good tug. Leave the old cable hanging for now. (HINT: Running a string through the route up to the engine compartment will also help you to follow it when installing the new cable). At the speedometer end, you remove the bottom dash panel, (right above your knees when driving) and reach up behind the instrument panel to gently push the panel out towards the steering wheel. It is only pressure-fit with a rubber gasket and no screws. Be VERY careful not to push the panel too far, as the oil pressure line is attached also and you don't want to separate it and have oil lubricating your knees! Just enough space to reach in and unscrew the cable collar from the speedo. Start from the engine compartment and pull the cable through the firewall grommet. Install the new cable by feeding through the firewall first, then following the route back to the trans. Careful to leave a nice arc so the cable won't bind. Re-install both ends, making sure the square tip is firmly seated and you're good-to-go. ( Full Answer )
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
Easy. Car does not have one. It is an electronic speedometer. It uses a Vehicle Speed Sensor.. Better look again partner, it has a cable, unless its a sho or lx with a digital dash !!
find the hose you want to replace. on that hose will be a hose clamp on each end. take them loose and remove the hose. when you go to put the new one on put some dish soap in both ends this will help it slide back on. make sure you have the hose clamps on the hose.
Which way should the holes in the side of the lifters be facingwhen they are installed in the motor in a 2001 chevrolet mailibu mo
To replace the speedometer cable on a 1986 Chevy Celebrity: According to my factory service manual: 1. Remove the trim panel underneath the steering column. 2. The cable is held in place by a quick release button. Reach up by the steering column and push the quick release button and pull the c…able off. I like to attach a wire or string to the cable so that I have something to pull the new cable in with. Then under the hood: 1. Pull the speedometer cable out of the dash, if you used a wire untie it. 2. Follow the cable to the other end at the transaxle. Unscrew the nut that holds the cable to the transaxle, pull the cable out. Reverse these steps to install the new cable. Be careful to follow the route of the original cable. ( Full Answer )
there should be 3 plastic lugs behind the carpet in the trunk and all you have to do is pull the carpet back and un-screw those lugs and the light should just pop out. once you have the light out there will be a clip for each bulb. find the bulb that is bad and there will be a plastic piece that you… have to press and turn the whole piece then the clip will come off the taillight and the bulb will come with the clip. to remove the bulb just press the bulb down and twist it and it will come out of the harness. ( Full Answer )
Drain enough of the radiator to remove the top radiator hose.Remove the hose, then the pipe that the hose connects to. Thebottom end of the pipe houses the thermostat.
The blower is under the dash on passenger side. Remove lower panels (7mm), then blower cover. If your blower only works on 3,4 or 5 and does not blow on 1 or 2, you don't need a blower. You need a blower motor resistor. It is also under dash on pass side. Remove lower panel. Resistor is right up aga…inst the fire wall. Unplug it and remove 2 (5.5mm or 7/32) screws. They are kind of a pain to reach but I've done it many times. ( Full Answer )
unscrew it from the speedometer head under the dash and unscrew it from the tranny and pull the old one out and install the new cable.
open trunk,pull back inside lining to trunk,there should be 3 or 4 plastic nuts to take off. then pull out light assembly.
It does not have a cable. It is controlled by the speed sensor. The vehicle speed sensor ( VSS ) provides information to the ( PCM ) Power train controll module to indicate vehicle speed. Check VSS.
The 1987 Chevy Celebrity uses an electronic speedometer, there is no speedometer cable. Assuming your speedometer has failed here are some possible causes: The VSS. vehicle speed sensor, may have failed. The speedometer may have failed. The ECM, engine control module aka computer, may have failed. T…here may be wiring issues such as unplugged, dirty connections, broken wires, etc. ( Full Answer )
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 i…nserted into the gauge end of the cable housing. ( Full Answer )
There is no cable....It is electric.....The speed sensor is on the transmission...Its called the VSS(Vehicle Speed Sensor)...Easy to take out and install...One bolt...Unplug the connector and remove the bolt and the sensor slides out.
The sun visor on a Chevy Malibu can be replaced by first removingthe retaining screws and sliding it out of the mounting bracket. Anew visor can then be put into place and bolted in.
The flasher is part of the hazard switch and they are replaced as a unit. Remove the trim piece from the dash. This is attached with screws in some places and press fit in others. Once the trim is loose it is a simple matter to replace the switch.
Would other Chevy Malibu modules' metric speedometer gauge work as a replace of a Chevy 2008 Malibu's Imperial gauge?
If you want a metric speedometer simply hold the info+return buttons down simultaneously for a few seconds, then you can switch to imperial units and vice versa. The better question is "where was that in the manual?" lol
unhook on the tranny and reach up under the dash and release from back of speedometer, pull it out and install new one.
DONT! Take it to a gm dealership. I dont even recommend a repair shop because if they install incorrectly, it wont deploy. If you try removing it yourself, it could deploy and kill you.
You put your dickinsider pull it out and she will lite up with a can of millerlite.
how to install a speedo cable 1978 camero 305 engine Well, on some cars it can be a real pain in the butt, however, the process is pretty straight-forward: Order the new cable, get the car up in the air and disconnect every bracket and retainer that keeps the cable in place, unscrew the cable fro…m each end (dash removal may be required on some cars) and compare it to the new one. Sometimes you have to transfer the driven gear from the old cable to the new one. Put the new cable in place, connect all brackets, and hope for the best. the cable will be inside a housing. the ends of the cable are square so make sure you get it lined up. ( Full Answer )
You didn't mention what year the S10 is but, yours probably doesn't have a cable driven speedometer. It is electronic.