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1994 honda accord

The D4 shift colum is blinking when i start the car and even when it is park. Dosnt take off very fast when D4 is blinking.What could be the problem?

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  • joesalasis Aug 07, 2008

    The D4 shift colum is blinking when i start the car and even when it is park. Dosnt take off very fast when D4 is blinking.What could be the problem?

  • tedstryker6_ Aug 23, 2008

    I the blinking d4 and my speedometer stopped working. After the check engine light came on my car

  • Phenomenalad Oct 22, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 94 Accord Wagon. The D4 light started blinking and my speedometer stopped working. Eventually my dash lights went out and I lost my power windows. I fixed the electrical (power going into fuse box, but not coming out) and replaced the speed sensor. The D4 light stopped blinking and all my electrical is fine. But now, just weeks later my D4 light blinks occasionally, but all else including the speedometer works fine but sometimes my car completely slips in first gear and sometimes it just drives like a champ. I believe I have a transmission problem, but I don't believe its the transmission itself, but something that works with it. Plus I need to have my timing belt replaced and I dont know how much that has to do with it. Right now, the way I know if my car will accelerate properly or not is if I put it in D4 and take my foot off the brake. If the car moves by itself, I can drive usually all day until it randomly decides to slip. But if it doesn't move, I tap and push the gas pedal to bring it up to speed. It takes serious pushing on the pedal sometimes to the floor to bring the car up to speed and then she drives fine, speedometer and all until I have to pause or stop at a light. Then I have to push and push again to gain speed and when shes up to speed she drives very well. So I reasoned with myself because I don't want to spend $$$$ on tranny work by saying its not the transmission but something connected to it or works with it. Because the car still drives, she just has these bad random moments of 'slip stalling' and theres a slight rumble around where the catalyst converter might be. My tranny fluid is always perfect and there's no burnt smell or anything. I would think if my tranny was really bad the car wouldnt drive at all, nor reverse or anything. So I don't know what to think or do, but I just decided to ride her until she dies or until I can find someone who knows what the problem might be. I know it's the tranny, but not literally the tranny.

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    My car out of the blue has this same problem. The D4 shift column started blinking and speedometer doesn't work. I kept driving it and then the engine light came on. Then i noticed the speedometer worked momentarily like 2 times and became dead again. I had to fill up the gas and so I turned off the engine then the engine light went away but the blinking of D4 stayed no matter what gear you're in. I also noticed it stopped counting the miles being traveled.


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The D4 light blinking indicates there is a diagnostic trouble code stored.When a malfunction occurs,the vehicle computer records the code and stores it,then flashes the D4 light to let you KNOW there is a problem.On pre OBD 2 Honda vehicles,1995 and back,Hondas are manual code read,which means you do NOT hook up a scan tool as there is no scan port.The passenger side front kick panel is removed,and a blue 2 wire connector located.Use a jumper wire to short out the connector,then turn the ignition key on,with engine off,not running.This throws the computer into self diagnostic mode,and the D4 or "s" light will flash a series of flashes.The flashes have to be counted,and written down.For example,2 flashes followed by 4 flashes would be a code 24.The code is then looked up with reference material for a description and diagnostic route.Every diagnostic trouble code,has a diagnostic route,for repairing the problem.Again,this informtion,the diagnostic route,is available in reference material from pay sources like All Data Online.After the repair is made,the battery is disconnected to clear the code.Good luck.

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It is the speed sensor. dont worry about the engine light. It comes on after a while if the speed sensor is not working. The speed sensor is above the trans directly under the intake. Buy a honda part not an ebay/ cheap part. It is also some what hard to install because there is a pin that has to be can do it but its not fun.

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He is right it a cheap and easy to do, and happend to every single accord. it only had 3 bolts, its right on top of the tranny, might have to take some of the intake out. not hard at all my mom helped me do mine, lol and she knows nothing of cars. there may be trouble if not fixed, it happened to my 90 accord and the tranny went out about 4 months eariler

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Ok this happens in evey accord that i have heard of. it did it to mine. dont go looking and spending money its a 40 dollar part. its your vehicle speed sensor. its on your tranny. you can do it your self. im 100% sure of it

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