So a few days ago I was driving my car everything was fine. I parked for about 4 hours, on the drive home I noticed the speedometer wasnt working at all, and the steering was a little stiffer, not as if there was no power steering but just not 100%, the fluid is still at a healthy level. the miles are not being counted and the speedo doesnt budge but all other guages are working well. when the car is off and I hold the "check" button on the dash it shows the MPH2 sign with a slash through it. A week earlier when I was driving it was showing 22mph for about 30 seconds when I knew I was going about 40 then it jumps up to where it was supposed to be and was fine for 4 days until it stopped working entirely. I live in Michigan and we had a freeze while it was parked but Its been above freezing today and last night but these things still arent working so im a bit stumped. Any help would be most appreciated im trying to save some $$, like i said, Michigan. Thank you.
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Re: no speedometer or power steering
Sensor for speed got full of ice and seized or something similar.power steering ??tricky this one ,,,belt could be slipping if its belt driven and not electric on this model.remember europeon models can differ to export ones.Oil in resevoir could be wrong grade and its too thick for your artic weather .....build up of ice around steering joints causing them to need more grunt to turn...i would wait till weather warms up before worrying about power steering as evan if it fails completely you will still turn it ok.speedo? again wait till thaws till you try changing the sensor sure this jam jar has the sensor on the wheel behind the brake disk but knowing me i have got it wrong again .Known as old timers but not yet alzeimers (I hope) well its not that cold here in spain on the med anyway ,YET
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I am no Honda expert, but a similar problem happened to my ex sister in-laws Ford Taurus. The speed odometer would jump around and it had trouble shifting (automatic transmission). After driving it I changed out the speed odometer sensor on the transmission and it's been fine ever since. I changed out the sensor because if the cars computer cannot tell how fast the car is traveling then fail safes in place go into effect and the computer will do it's best to keep the cars rpm's down based on the speed indicator and not let it shift or shift properly either. If it's getting false speeds then it will shut down the motor when the speed gets to high and allow it to run as the speeds fall (jumping speed odometer needle). It effects the transmission shift points also. It will either shift erratically or not shift out of say 2nd gear, so that the cars engine can't get damaged based on what signal the speed sensor is sending the computer.
Cheapest scenario is to change the transmission filter. That is if it is an automatic. When you do this, most transmissions have a magnet in the transmission pan. If yours has one I would check it for excessive metal shavings or worse metal chunks.
POWER STEERING PROBLEM - CONTAINER CONSIST TWO LEVELS. SHOULD THE BOTTOM PART BE THE NORMAL COLOUR OF THE FLUID AND THE TOP PART APPEARS TO BE DIFFERENT THEN REMOVE THE CONTAINER AND CLEAN PROPERLY AS THERE IS A SIEVE BETWEEN THE TWO LEVELS WHICH IS BLOCKED. DRAIN OIL FROM POWER STEERING SYSTEM AND REFILL WITH NEW OIL.
iF BELTS WERE RECENTLY CHANGED THEN THE PROBLEM MIGHT LY BY ONE OF THE PULLEYS THAT IS WARN. MEANING THAT THE BELT INBEDDS TO DEEP INTO THE PULLEY AND CAUSE THE BELT TO SQUEL. SHOULD YOU POUR WATER ONTO THE BELT WHILE IT IS SQUELING IT PROVES THAT IT IS EITHER THE BELT THAT NEEDS REPLACELMENT OR ONE OF THE PULLEY PROVIDING THE BELT TENSION IS INSPECT
I believe I can help with the clicking. The parking lights should be flashing Also. Whenever power is lost to the system IE the battery removed, The factory anti theft comes on. It is a small 4" x4" box hooked by steering column under dash. It has a red button you push for a few secounds and that should stop the clicking and flashing.