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Has anybody fixed their hourmeter?

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Hi all... I have a ford 4500 TLB with a stuck hour meter at about 2759 hours. The tach still works. Was wondering if anybody was able to fix theirs ever if it was stuck?

I do not want to spend 300 bux on a new one, I might get a electric hour meter that runs when plugged into 12V (ign on)

I have the 3 cyl diesel btw.

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The tach is bound to be a magnet & drum setup like an automotive speedo. I'd figure that the hour meter would be like the odometer section of the car speedo, which drives through meshed worm & straight cut gears. That means that barring a simple dislocation from an impact, you're going to be looking at some replacement gears. Some of the classic speedo restorers might be your best bet. They're sure getting to be a dying form of art these days though. I useta work salvaging defective instrument clusters for a manufacturer. Could get my buds a 'retouched' odometer at trade-in time, until the digital jobs with the tamper-proof chip came along.
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