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Old 02-26-2016, 01:35 PM   #1
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1984-Possible to remove speedo without pulling cluster?

Have the usual winter squeak on speedometer, and twice I have tried to pull the cluster.
First time could not remove cable because I was not aware it's clipped to prevent turning. The second time I was not able even to get my hand in there to unclip it and unscrew.
So is it possible to remove just the speedometer head and leave the cable in place - there is an image in the shop manual showing that, but no "instructions"?
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Re: 1984-Possible to remove speedo without pulling cluster?

Somehow the cable must be removed to service the speedo.

It may be easier to remove the upper pad from the instrument panel and access the cable and clip from the top. You can look through the windshield and reach the interior to access the cluster.
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Re: 1984-Possible to remove speedo without pulling cluster?

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Have the usual winter squeak on speedometer, and twice I have tried to pull the cluster.
First time could not remove cable because I was not aware it's clipped to prevent turning. The second time I was not able even to get my hand in there to unclip it and unscrew.
So is it possible to remove just the speedometer head and leave the cable in place - there is an image in the shop manual showing that, but no "instructions"?
Thanks!
the speedo cable can be removed I forget exactly how but I did do it . the issue you have I had about 25 yrs ago. I used some 20wt non detergent oil with graphite lock cylinder lube and put it into the cable at the top where its under the dash . dash cover should be removed . the mix stopped the leak but you need to keep putting the oil mix in over a few days as it takes time for it to travel down into the rear of the tranny . the other problem I had where I had to disconnect this cable was at the tranny because I had to replace the tail shaft bushing . sedan had 300K in it . original owner . sold at 380K.
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Re: 1984-Possible to remove speedo without pulling cluster?

I've used a KD 3165 tool to grease the cable. This was where I had noise. Google KD 3165 tool you can also google how to grease a 1984 chevy speedometer Google 1984 chevy U-tube video greasing.
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