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Old 04-03-2016, 07:18 PM
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When I pulled the transmission from my car there was no speedometer cable. Not a big deal, I bought one and went to install it. Now I think I know why there wasn't one. I seem to be missing something on my speedometer. Namely, the piece where the cable screws on. Does anyone know if there is a way to fix this? Or somewhere/someone who might have a sweep style Malibu speedometer? All I can find to purchase are circular SS style gauges. I wasn't really planning on dropping $1,0000 (or more) on a new instrument cluster and dash.
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:46 AM
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Don't believe the cable screws on to the speedo. Been years but I believe it's a snap on type connection. Screws on to the trans. If I'm wrong, which happens a lot, sweep style dash should be dime a dozen on craigslist.
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:42 AM
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It is a clip on deal. Got to watch E Bay and craigslist until one comes along. They are hard to find.
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:51 AM
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OK, the only cable I could find had a screw on fitting on each end. I will take a picture of the speedometer tonight and see if you guys can tell me if it's broken or not. Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:54 AM
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I have a sweep style from my 70 malibu.
not sure if its the same as 72.
i will try to find it and post pic.
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:06 PM
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Would this be the correct cable?
http://www.johnsclassiccars.com/part...Chevelle/12001
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That looks correct but it's been years since I put mine together. I'm almost positive the end that goes on the speedo is push-on with a clip on the speedo that holds it on. But I don't have a sweep dash so they could be different. Check the back of your speedo and see if there is a spring type clip that will hold the end of the cable on or maybe the clip is on the end of the cable, not sure. Maybe I can crawl under my dash tomorrow and see. Car is covered in the garage right now.
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Here's a picture of the back of the speedometer:

There is a little clip like thing in there. Since I never saw it together I'm not sure what it should look like.
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Nothing wrong with that speedometer just need the right cable. The one pictured looks correct. I will be home tomorrow. I will go look at mine. I got the cable on one of the benches still. They say it is the same as mine and I got the original one still.
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Here's a picture of the back of the speedometer:

There is a little clip like thing in there. Since I never saw it together I'm not sure what it should look like.

That's the correct set up.
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