1994 legend speedometer works once in a while
92 or 94?
is fuse 22 loose?
did the CEL lamp in dash glow at this FAILURE event
or S, D or D4 auto tranny lamps flash? BINGO,
did you look for ECU/PCM errors first.? that be first .
is the odometer dead? too, at same time?
on this car the VSS module (veh.speed sensor)
sends the speed data to 6 other modules. the speedometer is 1.
so of the other 5 are dead, its the VSS dead, if not its a bad speedometer.
on of those modules is the PCM, that runs the EFI engine.
so scan it, on this old car, you insert the diagnostic jumper
(service check conn.)
and read the flash codes from the CEL lamp in the dash.
this will show 17 error, VSS bad. if bad (its bad or bad conn)
log in to alldata.com and read the how to read OBD1 codes
it will be something like this. (photos missing)
When a fault is noted, the ECU (otherwise known as the ECM) stores an identifying code and illuminates the CHECK ENGINE light. The code will remain in memory until cleared; the dashboard warning lamp may not illuminate during the next ignition cycle if the fault is no longer present. Not all faults noted by the ECU will trigger the dashboard warning lamp although the fault code will be set in memory. For this reason, troubleshooting should be based on the presence of stored codes, not the illumination of the warning lamp while the car is operating.
All models are equipped with a service connector in side the cabin of the vehicle. If the service connector is jumped, the CHECK ENGINE lamp will display the stored codes in the same fashion.
The 2-pin service connector is located under the extreme right dashboard on Integra, Legend & 2.5TL; on Vigor models, it is found behind the right side of the center console well under the dashboard.
Codes 1-9 are indicated by a series of short flashes; two-digit codes use a number of long flashes for the first digit followed by the appropriate number of short flashes. For example, Code 43 would be indicated by 4 long flashes followed by 3 short flashes. Codes are separated by a longer pause between transaxles. The position of the codes during output can be helpful in diagnostic work. Multiple codes transmitted in isolated order indicate unique occurrences; a display of showing 1-1-1-pause-9-9-9 indicates two problems or problems occurring at different times. An alternating display, such as 1-9-1-9-1, indicates simultaneous occurrences of the faults.
When counting flashes to determine codes, a code not valid for the vehicle may be found. In this case, first recount the flashes to confirm an accurate count. If necessary, turn the ignition switch OFF, then recycle the system and begin the count again. If the Code is not valid for the vehicle, the ECU must be replaced.
and this warning
On vehicles with automatic transaxles, the S, D or D4 lamp may flash with the CHECK ENGINE lamp if certain codes are stored. For Legend this may occur with Codes 6, 7 or 17. On Vigor and Integra it may occur with codes 6, 7 or 13. In addition, the TCS lamp on NSX may flash with codes 3, 5, 6,13,15,16,17, 35 or 36. In all cases, proceed with the diagnosis based on the engine code shown. After repairs, recheck the lamp. If the additional warning lamp is still lit, proceed with diagnosis for that system.
Sep 19, 2013 |
1992 Acura Legend