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3 problems speed sensor, check engine light, light on instrument panel

A week ago I got in my 91 accord se and started home from work and noticed the speedometer was not working, and then I got a light on the instrument panel that was blinking, an S with a box around it and it's blinking green so I looked it up in my chilton, it says the speed sensor was probably bad,but now its working for the most part, so is it bad, and what is the light, also is it normal to have to change the oxygen sensor about every 6 months which I have been doing, my check engine light comes on and it runs bad and starts eating gas, I've changed the fuel filter, plugs, sorry also my 3rd brake light is not working but the bulb is not blown. Can you possibly help me with these issues

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L E

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  • mmllgg Jun 20, 2008

    mine is almost the same problem. my speedometer works fine. but every other time i turn the key on, if that green s light is blinking on my dashboard, the damn thing won't turn over. it doesn't happen in any kind of pattern. very random. if i turn the key and the green light goes off, it starts up just fine. sometimes i'll have to turn the key on 2 or 3 times and it wrks one time i sat in a parking lot(98* degrees, california) for almost 2 hours. l called my husband who luckily drives a tow truck, but wouldn't you know when he turned the key on the light didn't blink and the car started right up. go figure. this is a 1991 accord sw.can't figure it out.

  • Anonymous Jun 25, 2008

    Where is locate the oxygen sensor

  • Kipp Johnson
    Kipp Johnson Dec 22, 2008

    i just got my honda accord lx and it has been sitting for 2 years and i changed my plugs,wires,oil,oil filter, and fuel filter and my car is rough and drives funny. there is a blinking s on my dash and my speed gage is not running. how would i fix that

  • tazblu1914 Dec 23, 2008

    Had the same problem ands bought a senser off of ebay and it fixed my problem and now I got to fix my doom light and defrost , need help with that question

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I have a 1991 Accord EX with the same problem.
The speedometer does not work at all and the "S" light continues to flash. I took a chance and went to my local auto wrecker and bought a used VSS (speed sensor) for $20 and that fixed my problem.
Ken
Canada

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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