1990 Honda Accord


Old 07-30-03, 08:24 AM
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1990 Honda Accord

I have a 90 Accord that lost its "speed". Basically the speedometer stopped working. At the same time the "S" light on the transmission started blinking, and the check engine light comes up sometimes. The engine runs as well as before, and the car drives almost as good as before. Other then the slight change in gear shifting points it shifts as good as before.
After some quick reading (and realizing that chilton's books are just for fun ), I'm suspecting a bad VSS (vehicle speed sensor). Am I looking in the right direction? Other then the $250 price tag for a new sensor it's also in a location horrible to get to (took me 1 hour to find it). Is there a way to test the old sensor to make sure it's "dead"? Could it be something else? The dead speedomer is kind of a sure sign of a dead VSS as neither the speed or miles driven are registered anymore, and the only input for the speedometer is the VSS.
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Old 07-30-03, 08:37 AM
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Have you tried extracting the codes from the computer to see what comes up? That might be a clue as to where to start.

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