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No speedometer/vtec

Old 07-Jun-2007, 11:01 PM
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No speedo/vtec Fixed!!!

Hi, ran into a probelm. Has anyone had a speed sensor go on a b16a? What are your symptoms. Much help would be appreciated. When the car is warm usually on the highway I loose the speedometer to 0 and loose vtec. Can anyone input?


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Old 08-Jun-2007, 11:06 PM
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is it cable or electronic?
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Old 11-Jun-2007, 12:56 PM
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its a 2000 b16a2, electronic I think
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Old 11-Jun-2007, 02:09 PM
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VSS maybe? My old car would periodically lose the speedo and it was showing a cel. It was the VSS sensor failing.
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Old 11-Jun-2007, 06:09 PM
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yeah it definately sounds like a speedo.
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Old 11-Jun-2007, 10:58 PM
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hmmm.. I checked the price of a VSS, honda says 150 -180 bucks just for the part. the only problem is it only acted up twice. I found out Im not getting vtec because it gets a signal from the VSS. Wonder if I can get a used one from somwhere.
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thanks for all the input guys. I will post when I change the VSS.
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Old 13-Jun-2007, 03:17 PM
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I got mine used from a shop that does swaps. They had a pile of older trannys lying around and they gave me the sensor for $50. Try a wrecker maybe.
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Fixed the problem!

So I took out the cluster to check for loose plugs, none. Then I disconnected the plug for the VSS and to my eyes very bad corosion. So bad the centre pin on the Sensor had broken off. Just as I was looking for used sensors, i could only match up the sensor part but not the gear part. I spoke to a friend at Acura and he said all I have to do is remove the Cotter pin on the sensor and swap the gears. I re/re the sensor and still didnt work. I rechecked the socket to the sensor and found the female end corroded as well. I cut the plug and re soldered/heat shrink another plug and weather proofed with rust check. Now speed and Vtec is BACK!

thank all that gave suggestions and hope this helps some elses problem.
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