If you're not familiar with what a speedometer cable looks like your best bet is to get a copy of the manufacturer's service manual. There will be line drawings and a description of how to remove the end from the transmission. You might find it on one of the online service manual companies too. My computer won't let me access them. I've never figured out why and I gave up trying a long time ago.
All of the speedometer cables in the '70s and '80s were pretty basic. Most had a metal cap that screwed onto the transmission. Typically you will need a pair of pliers to loosen it, then you just unscrew it and pull the cable off. You'll see the spiral-wound cable inside the casing. Spin that cable with your fingers while a helper watches the speedometer. If the needle flickers, the cable is okay.
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Monday, August 19th, 2013 AT 12:58 PM