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Battery died in a 1997 Honda Accord 4cyl. When I connected the cables on the new battery, it started all by itself. The switch was definately NOT on. That's the first thing I checked, plus, I had

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  • mamyoung Dec 05, 2012

    Thanks for all the suggestions! Unfortunately a major deadline at work has made it imopssible for me to get back to the car (free time? what's that?). I will post as soon as I can. Thanks again!

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If the engine started without the key in the ignition then the most likely cause would be a faulty ignition switch. Your Haynes or Chiltons manual for the car should include instructions for testing the switch. This would also explain why the battery went dead. It kept everything turned on when you pulled the key out.

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The Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is a magnetic pick-up sensor that sends a signal to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and the speedometer. The sensor measures the rotation of the output shaft on the transaxle and sends an AC voltage signal to the PCM that determines the corresponding vehicle speed.



TESTING
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  2. Disengage the wiring harness connector from the VSS.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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It could be broken or slipped timing belt, especially is it was running and suddenly died and would not start.

If the problem did not start this way, I would suspect a problem with the ignition system.

Either way it is probably time for skilled assistance.

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