pop the hood and look right at where the back of the dash is the should be a cable coming out at that spot that's the speedometer cable
This is very common on the 1996 Ford Escort unfortunately. Basically the speedometer cable has to be re-greased or the speedometer has to be replaced with the older 80mph model. Both "fixes" require disassembly of the dash to get to the cable/speedometer. See the ford escort owners association for more details/instructions.
remove cable from the transmission and remove the cable from the back of the speedometer up under the dash and then the complete cable can be pulled out.
No, you just have to have a small hand to get in back of the speedometer.
Some screw on. Some have a nylon clip that snaps into place when you push the cable on the speedo.
odometer cable and speedometer cable are the same thing, unscrew cable from speedometer head under the dash and unhook it from the tranny and pull the cable out and replace with a new one.
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?
it's in the dash, the speedometer cable runs the speedometer and it connects to the back of the speedometer and it runs down to the back of the transmission case.
you have to take the dash apart...that is the speedometer assembly. once you start to take the cluster off, the speedometer cable is snapped onto the speedometer. you take that apart and the cable will pull out. be sure to put your bolts that you pull out of the dash in order so you do not confuse where they go...plastic strips easily.
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.
There is no speedo cable, the dash is electronic. Thirdgen.org has more detail on how to fix it.
You need to remove the speedometer sending unit from the transmission - this hole is the hole you put new fluid in. Trace where the speedometer cable (mechanical cable, not electrical) is going, it starts on the firewall behind the dash cluster.
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.
Trouble? Noise maybe or a wild speedo gage? Unscrew the cable at the dash side (from under the hood) and spray some WD40 inside the cable. Try that or replace the cable.
Remove the dash panel cover. Remove the speedometer retaining ring. Remove the cable from the back of the speedometer. Reverse the process to install the new speedometer.
if it's the speedometer cable you just unhook the cable from in back of the speedometer head in the dash by unscrewing it and taking it off and on the transmission it also unscrews and then just pull the complete cable out and replace with a new cable.
If its a digital speedometer, probably under dash. If its analog, its cable and wheel driven--no fuse.
Unhook it from the tranny and then the other end is up under the dash hooked to the speedometer, unhook it and take the cable out, just reverse the process for installation.
unbolt it from the tranny and unscrew it from the back of the speedometer head in the dash and pull the whole cable out and visa versa to reinstall.
one end is hooked to the back of the speedometer behind the dash and the other end is hooked to the transmission.
Have your mechanic check the speedometer cable connections. They no longer use a cable. It is electronic. If the speedometer is not working but the odometer is, the problem is in the dash cluster. If both the speedometer and odometer are not working, the speed sensor in the transmission may be at fault.
connects inside your dash to the back of your speedometer and thru the fire wall down to the drivers side of your tranny
hook it to the speedometer behind the dash and route it through the firewall down to the transmission and hook it up to the tranny.
unhook on the tranny and reach up under the dash and release from back of speedometer, pull it out and install new one.
pull the dash apart. behind the speedometer you will see the cable. it connects to the transmission.