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    Registered Member Belair-o's Avatar
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    Speedo lube

    Hi,
    Does anyone know if for a 57 Chevy, the speedo has to be removed from the cluster to access the mini-freeze plug to lube the speedo drive?
    Thanks, Doug

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    It would be a lot easier than trying to do in the car. You have that tiny freeze plug and felt to remove to get lube into it - getting the plug out isn't bad but it doesn't just pop out for you.
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    Chasracer,
    Thanks for your thoughts on the process. I appreciate your bringing up unintended consequences that I had not considered. I was not wanting to totally pull the cluster, because of my historical difficulty in separating the AAW connectors, leading to the opportunity for me to cause paint scratches. I see your point.
    Thanks, Doug

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    It has been a long time since I did one but from what I remember you just unscrewed it from the back of the speedometer, pulled the cable out being careful to not get it on the upholstery and took a glob of lubriplate in a rag and ran the cable through it as you pushed it back in the housing. I may be wrong since the memory is the second thing to go. I don't remember what the first is.
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    Ha - yep I hear you!

    I think he's talking about lubing the actual speedometer head, the gears in it that clock the miles driven - not the speedometer cable itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasracer View Post
    Ha - yep I hear you!

    I think he's talking about lubing the actual speedometer head, the gears in it that clock the miles driven - not the speedometer cable itself.
    Yes, you are correct, that is what I was talking about.

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    My apologies for reading it too fast. Your post was pretty clear. Good luck with this.
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