Dear John: Might you be able to tell me the cause of the following problem ? While driving 30 to 40 mph my speedo will suddenly peg at the top speed peg then return to normal a reading. It will repeat

Asked by Jul 10, 2017 at 01:13 PM about the 1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair


Might you be able to tell me the cause of the following problem ?
While driving 30 to 40 mph my speedo will suddenly peg at the top speed peg
then return to normal a reading. It will repeat this action.
It is accompanied by a noise from the speedo.
I recently installed a new drive cable.
Thank you for any info you can provide.
Wally Abel
Jupiter Fl.
5618189093


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3 Answers

20,915

Cable could be going bad and may stop working the speedometer.

1,540

speedo on its way out

1,540

..or its not connected well at either end

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