× 1-800-946-2642 Home My Account Social / Forum Contact My Cart
Shop Now
Select Your Car Type
Your Order / Return May Be Delayed Due To Shipping Irregularities.   Read More
   Forum Width:     Forum Type: 

 Posted: Apr 26, 2022 01:46PM
Total posts: 6
Last post: Apr 26, 2022
Member since:Feb 9, 2022
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
An update - I got the speedo cable connected by going down from the top with a bare arm after trying some other methods. It was a squeeze and my hand was pinched and poked but I got it. Thanks, all. 

 Posted: Feb 14, 2022 08:39AM
Total posts: 13930
Last post: May 8, 2022
Member since:Jan 22, 2003
Cars in Garage: 4
Photos: 381
WorkBench Posts: 1
CA
Last one I did was from the bottom....can't see doing it from the top.
I would caution you to remove your watch first...if using that arm.  I got stuck for a little while...lol

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Feb 13, 2022 12:28PM
Total posts: 6
Last post: Apr 26, 2022
Member since:Feb 9, 2022
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
Thanks, Jedduh.

 Posted: Feb 13, 2022 12:07PM
Total posts: 1646
Last post: May 16, 2022
Member since:Apr 30, 2009
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
US
For a really stubborn one .. Remove the CV axle from the Transmission = After draining the oil of course
  I did this to install a  Electronic speedo pulse sensor = and making sure it was all properly engaged.

  Good to also go thru the radiator side with a long screw driver = tap the edge of the screw bit with a screw driver or such to break it loose.   They only need to be finger tight.. Dirty threads help keep it in place.


===

 I Can reach down behind from the top but its only fingers . no strength to turn anything.

 Posted: Feb 10, 2022 11:00AM
Total posts: 6
Last post: Apr 26, 2022
Member since:Feb 9, 2022
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
Thanks, Willie. 

 Posted: Feb 10, 2022 10:03AM
Total posts: 2438
Last post: May 8, 2022
Member since:Dec 1, 2002
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
US
No, get the car elevated and reach directly up from underneath.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: Feb 10, 2022 07:46AM
Total posts: 6
Last post: Apr 26, 2022
Member since:Feb 9, 2022
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
Alex, would you separate the drive shaft joints to get at it? 

 Posted: Feb 10, 2022 07:33AM
Total posts: 10131
Last post: May 13, 2022
Member since:Mar 24, 1999
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
GB
I've always found it easier from underneath.

 Posted: Feb 10, 2022 06:57AM
Total posts: 6
Last post: Apr 26, 2022
Member since:Feb 9, 2022
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0

Thank you, Dan. I am trying to put a new cable into the transmission / final drive connection and it seems quite impossible.  I will dive in there again with your encouragement. 

Fosterbeagle. 

 Posted: Feb 10, 2022 05:52AM
 Edited:  Feb 13, 2022 01:05PM
Total posts: 9094
Last post: May 16, 2022
Member since:Aug 14, 2002
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
CA
Some of that might depend on whether the car has a centre binnacle speedometer or a 2 or 3 gauge cluster in front of the driver. Cable types and lengths would vary.
 
If you are just trying to reconnect the cable to the drive on the transmission then things are simpler. If you have long-ish and slender arms, you can reach it from above without dismantling the rad, hoses etc. Tricky and tedious but it can be done. (MY arms are not long and definitely not slender, but I managed.)

.

"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Feb 9, 2022 08:54PM
Total posts: 6
Last post: Apr 26, 2022
Member since:Feb 9, 2022
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
What is the correct method or the easiest method, or indeed any method to connect a new speedo cable to the fully installed and otherwise functional RHD classic Mini?
Fosterbeagle