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Tachometer Question - Higher RPMs - why?


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09-25-03, 06:03 PM   #1  
Tachometer Question - Higher RPMs - why?

Hello All

I have an 1985 Honda Prelude. For the last month or so my tachometer had been reading much higher for a given speed that usuall. The change was rather sudden so I don't think it's anything like the clutch gradually wearing away or something. I figure it's a cable issue or something.

Anyway, is there some quick little test or something I can easily check to solve this problem? Thanks

 
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09-25-03, 07:02 PM   #2  
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Could be the pickup in the distributor or the tach itself. Have a look for anything obvious using a wiring diagram to guide you.

 
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09-26-03, 12:16 PM   #3  
Thanks Joe. I'll check that out.

 
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09-26-03, 01:46 PM   #4  
It could still be the clutch, when mine went in my GEO Metro it snuck up quickly in similar fashion to your description and then flat out spun away at a stop sign 2 blocks from my house.

Oh how I miss that car. 110k on the original clutch then sold it with only 20k on the new one.

Doug

 
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