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Speedometer Cable On 86 F-350

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by AA961JESTER, Jan 6, 2002.

  1. AA961JESTER

    AA961JESTER Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I recently bought a 1986 F-350 4x4 with 351 and automatic trans. for 300.00. This came with a Meyer Plow in working order. The reason I got it so cheap was the axle seals were leaking like sives. The speedometer cable/odometer is disconnected or broken. (More likely disconnected) I can see it is connected behind the gage, but where does it connect in the trans. I cant seem to locate the other end.
  2. intimidator

    intimidator Member
    Messages: 69

    I'm pretty sure it connects to the transfer case in the tailshaft housing for the rear driveshaft.


    43 days to Daytona
  3. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    intimidator's right, there's a 1/4 bolt holding a clamp to the top of the transfer case. On my older truck this bolt loosened which allowed the cable to back out of position and the speedo wouldn't work. There's a plastic gear on the end of the cable that wore out because of this, it's replacable.