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Buzzing Speedo

I have a 1995 Tacoma, and when it is cold, the speedo buzzes like crazy. It has never done this before, so I am assuming the cable is dry?
Can I grease the speedo cable? How?
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Re: Buzzing Speedo

Try looking on the transmission to see if its simply loose..
Either that or the plastic gear needs to be replaced or the cable mite be frayed..

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Re: Buzzing Speedo

wouldnt it do it all the time if it was frayed? Maybe I wasnt clear, the speedo only buzzes when the truck is cold, but after 10 minutes of driving it stops.
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Re: Buzzing Speedo

I have no idea.. with metal wire, heat and cold, expansion and contraction.

in sub zero temps these trucks do all sorts of strange shlt..

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Re: Buzzing Speedo

The 1995.5 / 1996 FSM makes no mention of a lubrication procedure for the speedometer cable.

Odds are the buzzing is a side effect of the cable contracting in the current extreme cold. I don't know that there's much you can do about it - I used to get the same kind of minor noises from speedometers in extremely cold conditions.

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Re: Buzzing Speedo

If I were you I would pull the cluster and pop the cable off, get a can of that "Dry Lubricant" I think Solder Seal makes it and spray that in there. Also do that on the trans side of things if you can. I've had good luck with that stuff because it dries and doesn't stay to get gooey like something along the lines of WD40 would.

Thats about the only thing I can come up with, if not just deal with it but eventually it could get stuck and twist off. Not saying it will, just saying it *could* because I've seen it happen before.



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Re: Buzzing Speedo

Yeah mine is doing that too. I replaced the cable one winter and it fixed it... for that winter. It always comes back when it's cold, though. Someday maybe I'll dig into it and see if there's a real fix for it.


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Re: Buzzing Speedo

My 89 pickup and my dads 92 both did / do that. Starts when its cold, and stops when it warms up. It gets worse! After a year now my 89 does it all the time hot cold how long doesn't matter. I've gotten use to it - it sort of keeps me company any more. My passengers don't dig it. My dad had the cable replaced and it fixed it. A friend of mine with a 91 said his did it until his speedo cable broke. I'm kinda waiting to see what happens if I don't fix it, if one day the cable gives up. All of these are the pickups before the tacoma, but my hunch is it's the same issue. From what I read lube doesn't fix it. Hope this may help.
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Re: Buzzing Speedo

Try looking on the transmission to see if its simply loose..
Either that or the plastic gear needs to be replaced or the cable mite be frayed..
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