1980 el camino the speedometer bounces around

Asked by Apr 13, 2017 at 03:10 PM about the 1980 Chevrolet El Camino Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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If it's doing it while you're driving on a bumpy road that's normal. Older speedometers had a spinning magnetic cup inside to position the indicator needle. It is not computer controlled. There will be some movement while driving. HTH. -Jim

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The speedometer cable may need lubricating or replacing.

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