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post #1 of 4 Old 02-23-2010, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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squeaky spedometer cable

Usually at lower speeds, around 25-30 mph there is this squeaky chugging noise coming from the intrument panel. I am assuming it is the spedometer, but i'm not completely sure. If so, whats the best way to fix it? Just oil it or what?

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post #2 of 4 Old 02-24-2010, 03:11 PM
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Disconnect the speedo cable. Then drive, see if it makes the noise. If so, its the cable. If not, it's the speedo. I've read graphite can be used to lubricate it. I can't imagine that a drop of 3-in-1 would hurt it either though.
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post #3 of 4 Old 04-01-2010, 09:46 AM
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Usually at lower speeds, around 25-30 mph there is this squeaky chugging noise coming from the intrument panel. I am assuming it is the spedometer, but i'm not completely sure. If so, whats the best way to fix it? Just oil it or what?
disconnect the speedo cable from the gauge itself and shoot some white lithium grease or cable lubricant down the tube. then reattach the cable and listen again. if the noise stops youre good. if not then the connection switch for cruise may be bad or the speedometer itself has a gear meshing problem
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-01-2010, 02:34 PM
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Check to be sure the speedo cable housing isn't laying melted on the exhaust pipe or kinked some where. If the cable housing looks good as mentioned lube it.
At the Jeep dealership once in a while we would get brand new Jeeps that would do that as well as customers that had that problem. We fixed it by removing the speedo cable core from the cable housing (up at the gauge area) and lube the core with lithium grease as you feed it into the cable housing.

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