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Re: [oletrucks] OFF TOPIC S-10 Speedometer Repair

To: "Bobby D Keeland" <bob_keeland@usgs.gov>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] OFF TOPIC S-10 Speedometer Repair
From: "Gary L. Perry" <glperry@fwi.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 12:12:35 -0500
Parts all over used for these trucks, call your local yards. Fenders, hoods,
and grills and mybe seats are top dollar items for S-10's but would think
speedos should be cheap and plentiful. electronic ones are hard to get and
don't last anyway, they don't have cables on those. Maybe the mechanisms
from an Astro-van will be same, not sure on whole dash.

G. L. Perry
Huntington, IN
54 Chevy 2-ton (driver)
50 Chevy COE (project)
55 GMC COE (project)
MM Jet Star 3 (tractor)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bobby D Keeland" <bob_keeland@usgs.gov>
To: <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 10:35 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] OFF TOPIC S-10 Speedometer Repair

> Anyone got a solution to seedometer repair for a Chevy S-10 pickup?  My
> daughters speedometer is sometimes making a lot of noise and not working
> right recently.  Sometimes it works fine.  Apparently Chevy no longer
> replacement speedometers for this model (1988) and they estimate $175-200
> for a replace instrument cluster with a rebuilt speedometer.  Ouch!  That
> seems a little high for something as simple as a speedometer.
> Does anyone have a source for new replacement or rebuilt speedometers?
> Some previous posting on this subject seemed to indicate the cable as
> probably being the problem, but I checked that.  Following the
> in the Haynes Shop Manual I disconnected the speedometer and examined both
> ends of the cable for possible damage.  Also I traced the cable to look
> kinks.  No problems were found.  I next attached my drill to the cable
> (transmission end) and ran it on high with no problems noted.  The cable
> did not hitch, catch, or rattle.  I could not attach the drill to the end
> of the speedometer but did spin the end by hand and could hear some rattle
> in the mechanism.  In other words, it seems like the problem is the
> speedometer not the cable.
> Call me cheap, but I would like to spend something less than $175-200 for
> replacement.  Thanks in ADvance for any help.
> Bob Keeland
> 51 3600 5-window (project)
> 88 S-10 (daughters)
> 98 RAM (hers)
> 99 HD Sportster (all mine)
> Arnaudville, LA
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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