: Speedometer

05-19-11, 03:29 PM
Why is my speedometer needle rocking back and forth like a metronome when I drive? I had the cable replaced a few months ago because it squealed when I drove, and now this. I really dont how fast I'm going either, so I'm having to feel it out.

05-19-11, 03:43 PM
There is a technical service bulletin about it (#318304). Unfortunately, the repair is replacement of the cable.

Two of the causes are a weak cable and one that has been poorly lubricated. So maybe the place that replaced it used inferior parts or did not install it properly; they could have bent or kinked the cable on installation.

05-30-11, 12:13 AM
Thanks Sven. This is further proof that my former mechanic was an idiot. *sigh*

05-30-11, 12:33 AM
Did you get it fixed?