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Jumpy Speedometer

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jcemitte, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Jan 28, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    hey guys, my buddy has a 96 and he says when he starts his truck the speedo jumps up to the 40mph mark and bounces up and down making a chirping noise and rattling....is there a gear he can get or is it possible/worth it to update the gauge cluster? what do you guys think
     
  2. Jan 28, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    The '96s actually have a speedo cable, unlike later models. Your friend could try lubing his cable, they make a graphite lube for this purpose. Or just replace the speedo cable altogether. There is a gear that drives the cable but its unlikely that is the problem or the cluster itself.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    he said he'll give it a try and let me know, thanks for the advice
     
  4. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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    2 days ago I was driving to go snowboarding and as soon as I got on the highway and gassed it my dash started screaming like a banshee for about 30 long seconds and the speedo needle was jumpy. This was about 80-90 kph and about -15C so the cold might have had something to do with it...

    It went away and didn't come back. I'm guessing a speedo cable lube issue.
     
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