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Aloha 71 lowie resto

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Richard Bickle, Sep 11, 2021.

  1. Wiz

    Wiz Well-Known Member

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    Is the Speedo cable hub seal (111-957-855/B) in the back of the steering knuckle holding the cable in?
    You should be able to pull the outer and inner cable out the back of the steering knuckle.
    PR
     
  2. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just for clarity……and to make it easier for folks to provide advice, are you trying to remove the speedo cable ? or the speedo cable and outer sheath together ?
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  3. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Active Member

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    Yes I did but I dont think it will pull through that way as the connector is crimped on.. it must come out of that hub cover ?
    the manual is Hayes
     
  4. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Active Member

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    anyone got parts from here? seems to have everthing ! but UK and on Ebay

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  5. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Active Member

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    ohhh ok yes the whole thing
     
  6. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    In your Haynes manual:
    Electrical System Section, page 38, paragraph 13.1, “ Replacing Speedometer Cable”
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  7. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Active Member

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    Mark sorry not in my manual Haynes 1968-1979 ?
     
  8. Wiz

    Wiz Well-Known Member

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    My Haynes manual is 72-79.
    In Electrical section under Speedometer and speedometer cable - removal, replacement and overhaul.
    Not sure if same in your manual?
    PR
     
  9. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Active Member

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    no not in my manual . mines a 71 so I guess its different :(
     
  10. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Active Member

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    i do appreciate your help tho ,, and all you guys the community is awesome!
     
  11. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Active Member

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    on u tube it should just push through after the surclip is off .. but mine dont so the problems with the cap i guess
     
  12. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    “ALL” VW speedo cables are a square head cable that go through the square cut out on the grease cap. The cable is held in there with the circlip.

    If you pop the grease cap, if it is stuck, then the cable will come with it.
    Yes, it’s greasy, but it should be obvious where it is stuck.

    I have never see one stuck at the spindle side.

    I have see where one idiot brazed the cable end to the grease cap where the square hole had rounded out
     
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  13. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Can you post a pic of the grease cap?
     
  14. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    grease cap picture . the cable should be sticking out the square hole. Its held on with a small c clip you just pop off with a small screw driver and pull the cable through from the back of the brake covers at the back.
     
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  15. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    The square cable end needs to line up to come out.
    With the cir clip off it “can” drop a bit so as it will spin on the groove stopping it from being removed
     
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  16. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Richard….my apologies, I was thinking of my Bentley manual, ‘68- ‘79….:rolleyes:
    This one:
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    Better than Haynes in my opinion….
    Between this, a John Muirs and the Forum, there’s nothing you can’t find an answer to….;)
    The speedo drive/retention system is the same in all bay windows…..early through late.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  17. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Grab a big screwdriver and prise the cap off…..go around it slowly, easing as you go.
    If it won’t come off without the cable, some muppet has brazed/glued/secured it as Barry mentioned.
    Fine punch and a hammer….tap through the centre of the grease cap should free the cable .
    Sounds like you’ll need a new grease cap anyway……
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  18. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Chuck, I think Barry wanted to see the cap on Richard’s bus……would be able to see if someone has bastardised the fixing of the speedo cable easily enough……;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  19. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    T3’s still have the cable run to the square hole in the grease cap on the FLH wheel. ;)
     
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  20. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Grant…..why do I think that they come off the transmission ? :oops:
    was sure that I read that here somewhere…….
    Possibly on a Subaru transplant ?……maybe Geoff’s…?
    I’ll go back and edit my mistake.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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