Re: Re: [96 Accord LX] Intermittent Speedometer issue

"RSSHM" wrote: > speedy wrote: > > The electroinis in the speedo have gone bad. If the sendsor > was > screwy > > you wouldnt gat an odometer reading AND the check engine
> light would > > come on since it does use speed as one of the computers > calculations. > > > > -SP > > > > Paul Jackson wrote: > > >  > > Hello, >  > > >  > > The speedometer on my 96 Accord LX has started to > behave > erratically. >  > > Sometimes it will work fine. Other times it will > appear dead and > come >  > > to life after the car has been driven a while. >  > > Other times it will start and stop randomly while > driving. >  > > >  > > The odometer seems to be working fine though. >  > > >  > > Anyone have any idea what could be causing this and > if this is a >  > > relatively easy fix for a non-mechanic? >  > > >  > > I have the Chiltons book 30152 and I can't find > anything other than > a >  > > recommendation to check/replace the speed sensor > wiring/unit. There > is >  > > nothing that shows you how to actually *do* it > though. >  > > >  > > TIA > > I had this problem with my '96 Civic. I replaced the speedo > unit with > one from a junkyard (found online for $65.) I later had the > same > problem with the new unit and it turned out to be a short in > the engine > wiring harness near the intake manifold and throttle body. A > little > electrical tape and a zip-tie and I was good to go.
The 96 Accord LX has an Electronic Speed Sensor (VSS) that is located on the top of the transmission. I think all you need to do is to replace that sensor. I replaced a used sensor which solved the same problem that you have it with your car. You need to pay attention to the very small pin that goes under the sensor, otherwise you lose it. Good Luck.
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electronic transmission controller. That's what points to it being in the speedometer electronics... normally a bad solder connection or electrolytic capacitor.
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Clean the connector at the VSS sensor first, that cures 99% of the VSS codes.
I've sold 8-10 VSS senders on here and other forums, about 1/2 didn't help but the cleaning did. I only asked $20 shipped for a VSS sensor ASSMEBLY (Civic) which is dirt cheap!

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