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Old 02-29-2004, 23:28   #1 (permalink)
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Help: My speedos Going CraZy!

my speedo in my XE is going crazy.

if im going around 60, the speedo goes up & down from 0-60, if im going about 80 it goes up and down from 60-80

this is damned anoying as idunno what speed im actually doing.

any suggestions what it is???
would it be cable or just the dial?


any assistance would be great as the cars due for a greenslip in 2 weeks

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Old 02-29-2004, 23:54   #2 (permalink)
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yeah it could be the cable but im more thinking that its the speedo gear that is usually in the gearbox (im think but am sure) being worn down and may need replacing.
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Old 03-01-2004, 00:11   #3 (permalink)
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i thought XE falcons ran an electronic sender for the speedo, so i'd be guessing the plastic gear on the end might be shagged
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i might pull the dash apart & check that its all proper, & have a look at the cable etc down below
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Re: Help: My speedos Going CraZy!

I have an XT which had a similar problem and fixed it by disconnecting the speedo cable from the gauge and squirting a few drops of oil down the cable.
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Old 03-01-2004, 04:41   #6 (permalink)
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Falcons have used electronic speedos since the XD, so it could be possibly something related to either the speedo mechanism itself in the dash or as somebody else has stated the speedo transducer (gear) in the gearbox, which sends up the signal to speedometer itself. The transducer is located on the side of the gearbox with some wiring coming out of it.

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Re: Help: My speedos Going CraZy!

I've had a few speedos in XD's and E's that have just died, it's normally in the dash with them, it would be unusual for the cog to have broken or have come loose if hasn't been played with recently. I'd have a look in the dash first, only because it's more comfy sitting in the seat than laying under the car .
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thanks ill have a go on the weekend.
ive had an oil leak recently and the gearbox is rather oily. could this be the problem with the transducer thingo??
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