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.
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.
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.
There is no speedo cable, the dash is electronic. Thirdgen.org has more detail on how to fix it.
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?
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.
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.
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.