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post #1 of 14 Old 01-30-2012, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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speedometer is tached out and stuck

it was bouncing at 60 but it bounced all the wat to the end and stayed there and ive disconnected the cable and its still there any ideas

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post #2 of 14 Old 02-03-2012, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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The cable is broke will it go back to zero when I replace cable or is there something I need to do
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post #3 of 14 Old 02-04-2012, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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cool i guess im on my own this time
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post #4 of 14 Old 02-04-2012, 02:07 AM
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Chances are the hairspring is broken. It should return to zero with or without speedocable attached. Hard to replace and calibrate that spring. I would look into a replacement face or whole unit.

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Chances are the hairspring is broken. It should return to zero with or without speedocable attached. Hard to replace and calibrate that spring. I would look into a replacement face or whole unit.
That's not what I wanted to hear but it figures
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Can anyone recommend what brand to buy and where I keep hearing bad things about crown
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post #7 of 14 Old 02-04-2012, 04:19 AM
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I don't know about the speedometer on the crown units but keep your gauges and get ready to swap your old ones for the new ones if you have any problems.

Use your old one to make a nice clock.
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I've heard bad about crown omix-Ada and rugged ridge I didn't know if there was any other brands
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I've heard bad about crown omix-Ada and rugged ridge I didn't know if there was any other brands
Jamie,
Are there any speedometer repair shops in your area? If you are unsure, give a call to a mechanic shop and ask if they have a source. That way you can keep your original cluster. Saying that, I have a crown speedo in my Jeep for the past 3 years and have had no problems. God bless.
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the cable is now fixed but the needle just past the spring snaped in half
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maybe i shouldve bought a hyundai
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maybe i shouldve bought a hyundai
Hey I bought a Prius .
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post #13 of 14 Old 02-04-2012, 04:50 PM
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speedometers in cj's are pointless, its not like it will ever go fast enough to break the law!

now for you guys running stroked v8's and ls's, thats a different story...

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I love in a small town there are cops running radar every three miles for the next 40 miles any direction they have nothing better to do
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