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red66toy

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I am going to be lubricating the speedometer cable in my FJ40 because the the needle was bouncing at speed and I was wondering what I should use to lubricate the cable. Thanks.
 
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I did this. Worked great. Remove instrument cluster. Disconnect speedo cable at both ends. Remove core. Clean housing by shooting spray carb cleaner through housing using supplied straw. Using needle type tip on grease gun pump two or three squeezes into housing. Clean core with rag and apply a thin coat of grease while reinstalling into housing pushing pumped grease through the entire housing. Remove all excess grease. Reconnect ends. Reinstall cluster. Load cooler. Go wheeling.
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Just giving you fair warning: Removing the speedo cable from the back of the instrument cluster can be a PITA.
 
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This memory dates back quite a few years but it may be worth a shot. Years ago I believe snap on carried a speedo cable luber. Basically a a set of adaptor gizmos that screw onto your grease gun on one end and into the speedo cable on the other. Squirt squirt and your done. Don't know if they are still around.
 
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I would take the time to purchase some spedo cable lube or use something like Sil-glide. Good ol' reglar grease might be too viscous for this application. IMHO
 

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