Re: Speedometer Cable (VWhombre)
quote:[HR][/HR]You're lucky. When I pulled the cable out of my 83, the gear popped off and fell in the tranny. Fortunately, I could see it and managed to get it out. One other guy on this forum had the same thing happen, but the gear floated away. He ended up starting the car and peeking in the hole. There was enough oil movement with the car in neutral to get the gear to float by the hole so he could snag it.
Wiggle it a lot when you put it back in to get the end of the gear to find its hole.[HR][/HR]
luckily mine just came righgt out, and went right back in. no problems. i put a bead of high temp silicon around the plate to make sure no fancy synthetic oil gets out.
"There was enough oil movement with the car in neutral to get the gear to float by the hole so he could snag it." i can just picture this. "there it is...get it...no wait, i missed...oh wait there it is again...quick grab it!"