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Clinking in speedometer area

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by iTzTruthJr, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Feb 9, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    iTzTruthJr

    iTzTruthJr [OP] New Member

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    Hey guys, first post on this forum. Hopefully it wont be my last. Anyways, about a month ago my speedometer/odometer cable snapped. It got replaced, now I have a clinking and often my speed will rapidly increase from 45 mph to 60 then back to 45. I took it in to my mechanic and he says its the speedometer head. To fix it will cost 490, I just dropped 380 on the cable and repair. I feel like im getting my chain yanked. Any suggestions.
     
  2. Feb 9, 2012 at 8:12 AM
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    misterdmac

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    To get in there is a pain, most of that will be labor I'd imagine...that's shitty man, if it were me I would just try to calibrate judging how fast I'm going and try to be conservative. Can't imagine spending that kind of money on an old truck myself, for a non-crucial repair.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2012 at 8:52 AM
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    iTzTruthJr

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    Well the thing is on my quote they gave me labor is 69 dollars, tax is 30 and the rest is the actual item itself. That's why I think they are just charging me like 150 bucks more or something. But yes I do gauge me speed and throw on cruise control. One thing I'm worried about is they say it could affect my speedometer cable and possibly ruin it.
     
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