Mechanics

90 SPEEDOMETER PROBS

1990 Honda Accord

I HAVE A 90 HONDA ACCORD THAT IS EXPERIENCING SPEEDOMETER PROBLEMS (ESPIALLY IN THE RAIN) THAT THE SPEEDOMETER DOES NOT ALWAYS WORK. HOWEVER, IT DOES USUALLY WORK AFTER THE CAR WARMS UP.I HAVE CRUISE CONTROL. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
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Christopphe
March 9, 2006.




The connector on the speed sensor off the transmission, it is possible that the connectors need to be cleaned and that the connection does not seal out the elements. I don't know if there is a small o ring on that connector or if some terminal gel is needed.
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Bruce Hunt
Mar 10, 2006.
If nothing else works

The speedometer cable could be going bad.

It's an easy fix.
You can buy a new cable from the Honda dealer. Cable only. No cover.
Disconnect it from the transmission side. (Small bolt holding it in) pull out the old cable while lightly turning it. Thread in the new cable turning it clockwise while you push it in (don't force it) and re-attach it to the transmission.
You don't have to take the dash apart or change the whole thing with the cover.
The cable comes greased but you can add some bearing grease to the cable.
Hope that helps
" I have owned all Honda accords from 1990,1991,1992,1993 and average mileage has been over 300,000 "

Tiny
Barberian
Oct 23, 2008.

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