New Yorker V8-318 5.2L VIN M 4-bbl (1982)
Speedometer Module: Customer Interest
Speedometer Cable - Grinding/Ticking Noise
All 1981 Thru 1983 LeBaron/ New Yorker/ Diplomat & New Yorker 5th Avenue Rear Wheel Drive Two & Four Door Models
Speedometer Cable Noise
July 11, 1983
Grinding or ticking sound in speedometer area.
Road test the car to verify the condition.
IF VEHICLE IS WARM (ABOVE 60 DEGREES) THE NOISE MAY NOT BE READILY APPARENT.
The noise may be caused by interference between the cable housing connector and the dash panel opening. Use the following procedure to correct the
Disconnect the battery ground cable.
Remove the speedometer cluster. (Refer to the appropriate 1983 service manual for Removal Procedure.) The printed circuit board may also need
to be removed for drill motor clearance.
Release the spring clip and push the speed-
ometer cable housing back into the instrument
panel housing far enough to prevent damage to
the cable during drilling or grinding. Cover
the cable housing to prevent chips from enter-
ing the cable.