Speedometer stops working but still shifts and drives fine
We went to the dealership once before for this and they said there was some moisture in a connector, but I can't remember what they said. Now that it snowed and got some more condensation in the plug (I think), it has done it again. Does anyone know were this plug would be? Possibly on the Transmission, but where?
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Re: Speedometer stops working but still shifts and drives...
If the speedometer doesn't work, the car will still drive fine. The tac just estimate what happens, if you need your speedometer then you need to look for a "Car Anemometer" which calculates speed, miles, etc. Because the speedometer not working is not a non-common problem.
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If the speedo and odometer are both dead, you should have shifting problems and a check engine light. The speed sensor in the transmission has probably died.
If the speedo does not work but the odometer does, chances are the problem is in the speedometer head.
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.
If trans is still shifting its most likely a blown cluster fuse or bad cluster.If you have a check engine light & trans don't shift most likely blown trans fuse or trans vss (speedo) harness at right drive axle broken puple with white stripe wire or light green wire with black stripe