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My speedometer and odometer doesn't work at all. I replaced the Vehicle speed sensor and it still doesnt work. Please advise

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The last Honda on which I repaied this problem required an instrument cluster.
We got a used one with less than 2,000 miles more than the origninal.
Check the dismantlers.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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Sounds like either your speedometer cable, your nylon gear on the side of the tranny where the cable ties in, or the odometer itself is shot. One of those three will set you straight. If you are able, remove the cluster, take the cable off the back, and pull it out of the sheath. You will see if its broken or not from there. If not, slide it back into the sheath, then you have to find out where the sheath meets the tranny, and pull it off of there. Then, you can get someone else to watch the speedo as you turn the cable from the bottom. If it works, great, if not, then its your cluster/odometer/speedo. If it does work, the small gear in the transmission is shot.

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