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1994 accord speedo problem

Got a friend who asked me to look at her '94 accord as she has a speedometer that is on it's last legs. It will work fine at some times, and won't work at all at some times. Most of the time it just holds around 20 mph no matter how fast she goes. I think it is the Vehicle Speed Sensor, but just wanted to get some opinions. The cruise control acts up whenever the speedometer is acting up, if that gives any clues. I do not want to replace the VSS and find out it is the speedometer head. Thanks for ideas and past experiences, Matthew Brown Memphis exactly the same for our 95 accord

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Matt , It is the vss sensor

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