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09 honda civic digital speedometer displays wrong speed

Today I noticed that my speedometer is malfunctioning; it's speeding up really fast, skipping numbers, and telling me I'm going 80 MPH when I'm only going about 50...as I slow down, same thing, speed jumps around and shows much higher numbers than I'm actually going. Seems to work ok when I'm driving about 15mph around a parking lot, but as soon as I hit the gas at all, it thinks I'm going 50mph out of the parking lot! What are the possible causes for this, and how much am I looking at if I need to replace the sensor? Would this be covered by the general factory warranty?

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check the Transmission Fluid I do Believe that the Sensor For the Speedo is in the Transmission

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the speed sensor is on the the tail housing of the transmission, located by the firewall straight down from the back of the engine, it is a round looking sensor on the top of the housing has a 2 wire plug with about a 8 in. lead, but it may not be the problem, I have one also that I think is the speedo itself, this sensor sends the signal right to the speedo and then the speedo have a processor that sends the signal to the ecm.

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Possible speed sensor. I know the speed sensors are a problem with hondas. A new speed sensor is about $200 and can be easily replaced. It bolts to the top of the transmission on the firewall side. Do NOT buy an e-bay one. They are only about $30 but are junk

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Its a loose connection on the speedo cable. its a b*tch to get to. I had the same problem on my truck, it would fluctuate in 5th gear on the highway. i spent the money and had a professional do it.

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check your speedometer cable. its possible even if its a digital one

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