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I need to replace my speedometer cable and after reading a few threads, I came up with these specs needed for my 88 4x4 w/o cruise control:
- 96" in length (for 4x4)

- one-piece from transfer case to speedometer back (cruise control models have two pieces)

- metal connection for non cruise control (plastic clip for cruise control models)

- two styles of mechanical speedometer cables (86-87, and 88-91) [in 92 cables went electric?]

- automatic and manual transmissions take the same cable (depending on cruise or not)

 

Can anybody confirm these stats, and please tell me where you bought your new one? (Somebody who bought one recently.)

 

I read that advance auto parts used to sell this part, but I couldn't find it on their website, now they give me this cable when I put in my information: http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/atp-speedometer-cable-y-802/5612799-P?searchTerm=speedometer+cable

However, this one lists the length as 38"...

 

Somebody on comanche club forum posted this amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/ATP-Y-924-Speedometer-Cable/dp/B005UKZCZI/ref=pd_sim_sbs_auto_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1MHHH3PW8FJGMMH5RF34

But this looks like it's for cruise control models.

 

Can somebody help me out and post up a link to the right cable I need to get?

 

Thanks!

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My 88 MJ and 90 XJ have the same cable, except the XJ has a plastic clip to the cluster and the MJ has a screw on.  I thought that was just a year thing.  But the cable is the same length and the T/C end is the same.

 

No cruise on the MJ

Yes cruise on the XJ

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The cable for cruise threads on to a speed sensor.  On the other side of the spreed sensor, a short cable threads on to it then goes to the back of the speedo.

 

The ends for a long cable w/ cruise are different from the long cables w/o.

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http://comancheclub.com/topic/40882-speedometer-cable/?fromsearch=1

 

Part# is in the link and is $21.99 for a 96" one...longest you can find...idk what's the difference between the cruise control to the non cruise control...

 

Interesting.. user on that link says he bought a non-cruise 4x4 for his 88 and it measures 76"... I double checked that mopar part number (04897729AA) and it confirmed the length of 76-3/4" and that is was for 4x4 non cruise (http://www.mopardealerparts.com/p/Jeep_1988_COMANCHE/CABLE--Speedometer-25L-FOUR-Cylinder--Diesel--4-Cyl-Eng--40L-SIX-Cylinder-Engine--6-Cyl-Eng--Four-Wheel-Drive--Two-Wheel-Drive-1986-With-Gas-Engine--W/42214454/04897729AA.html)

Unfortunately that OEM part from mopar is no longer available.

 

​The advance auto parts cable is the ATP Y-914 ($21.99 + $10 shipping) http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/atp-speedometer-cable-y-914/19610176-P#fragment-2

Also on Amazon ($19.97 + free shipping): http://www.amazon.com/ATP-Automotive-Y-914-Speedometer-Cable/dp/B004QFRAO4/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

Length is 94" (maybe they don't count the connectors)

 

Both advance and amazon say this won't fit my vehicle, but I'm going to go ahead and buy this ATP Y-914, it seems like the right one.

Amazon and advance have been wrong about fitment quite a few times before in the past.

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That Mopar #04897729AA is available - from my garage. 76-3/4" length is probably right. I measured it by myself and it kept trying to curl up on me. It has the plastic clip end for the speedo. The two cables you posted links for look like they have the end for the metal clip with screw style connection at the speedo. The original speedo in my 88 had the connection for the plastic clip (the connector on the speedo had a groove around it for the clip to snap into).

You may be able to get either end style to stay on your speedo by pushing it through the firewall grommet a little more to keep some pressure against the speedo connection.

Let us know if the 96" cable length works or not. Seems like you would need a longer cable for 4WD.

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