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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.
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
spark plugs wires needs complete tune up also synthetic oil change not designed to run on regular oil then check bearings
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
had the same problem w/ my 1995 honda civic lx. there is no speedometer cable in this vehicle. there is a speed controll sensor, if ur facing the front of the vehicle it is located on the left side just beyond the distributor cap/ below . its held by two screws. price range was about 75 to 125 ? i got my off a friends honda that no longer was running. bam! fixed
Posted on Aug 31, 2009
My 96 did the same thing. The speed sensor is and was fine -- the problem is an open circuit in the wires inside the gauge itself.
The Chilton's manual has pretty good instructions on how to replace the instrument cluster. You can buy just the speedometer gauge, or an entire instrument cluster for $100 or so on eBay. Just be sure you get a cluster that matches your model and trim line -- the LX and DX have different clusters, and of course the automatic and the 5-speed are different as well.
Do be sure to disconnect the battery before you begin the project, as there's a (slim) chance you can discharge the airbags if you don't
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
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