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10-16-03, 07:54 AM   #1  
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1988 Cavalier Speedometer

I need help with my daughters car. 1988 Cavalier. automatic.
The speedometer started acting strangley yesterday. The speedodmeter needle jumps from one speed to another while driving at a steady speed. The needle is very jumpy. How do I resolve this problem? Also the dash light on the speedometer is not working. Could this be a blown fuse? I appreciate any info you can provide. Thank You.

 
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10-16-03, 07:58 AM   #2  
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Blown fuse, burned out light bulbs, all posssibilities.

Sounds like a worn/bad/dirty/out of lubrication speedo cable on the jumpy speedo.

I drive an '89 version of this same car, 2.0. So-so econobox....

 
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10-16-03, 02:15 PM   #3  
HMMM....DOES THAT CAR HAVE A SPEEDO CABLE? I WONDER WHAT MOTOR IT'S GOT....
DO THE LIGHTS FOR THE RADIO DIM WHEN TURNING ON THE HEADLIGHTS? I ASSUME U ARE TALKING ABOUT THE LIGHTS THAT ILLUMINATE THE SPEEDO AT NIGHT? DO THE LIGHTS FOR THE HEATER CONTROLS COME ON WITH THE HEADLIGHTS?

 
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10-17-03, 06:52 AM   #4  
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I know that when I looked up an 88 Cavalier 2.0 yesterday in the EDS Imager, it showed a Delco CC1021 cable for this for all except digital dash.

I haven't seen many 2.0 liter Cavaliers with digital dash (most were 2.8 Z24's).

 
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10-17-03, 07:44 AM   #5  
SO JOE, THROUGH TELEPATHY YOU FIGURED OUT IT'S NOT A Z-24?

 
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10-17-03, 08:14 AM   #6  
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You're right, I guess I shouldn't have to repeat myself and say,

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Bearing that in mind, we do not know what type of Cavalier or engine size.

With that being said, the 2.8 liter engine also uses a cable. Only the digital dash equipped vehicles do not.

Perhaps we can assume the poster has the majority, which would be an analog cluster that would have a cable.

Dead issue until the original poster furnishes additional details

 
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10-20-03, 01:32 PM   #7  
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Thank you all that replyed! It's a 1988 Cavalier not a Z model. Basic cavalier. 2.0 motor. Not a digital dash. everything else is fine. Just the jumpy speedo needle and the light out on the speedo side. Thanks for your reponses.

 
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10-20-03, 04:54 PM   #8  
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And it DOES have a cable because I saw mine this weekend on my '89 2.0 Cavalier while doing the heater hoses .

Likely cause of the problem.

 
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