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Old 30-Nov-2004, 06:38 PM
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Ok, I think I found the problem with my car, I believe it's a vacuum leak or maybe a problem with the vacuum advance mechanism. I will check thoes out tomorrow and get back on that. But my problem at the moment is my tach, it likes to do a little dance. At idle it is just fine but once you hit the road it will be anywhere from 0 to 8000rpm which Hell I have no problem with I never use it to shift but when I go to sell my car it might be a good idea to have that working. I have been checking the manual and it says nothing about the Tach. I am just wondering is the tach done by a cable, if so where is it and how do I fix this problem. Or is the tach run by vacuum again how do I fix or is it digital?? Ohh yeah car is an '88 Civic SE.
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Old 01-Dec-2004, 08:18 AM
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I think its controlled by a tach sensor on the distributor...
not 100% sure..

The speedometer is run by cable.
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Old 01-Dec-2004, 10:25 AM
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Yeah, so check for loose connections on the distributor clips..

I'm not sure what the color is for the tach wire. You'd have to get a pin layout for the dizzy... Most likely it's just a loose connection otherwise the car would be acting up.

Is the ecu showing any codes? The ecu panel is under the passenger foot carpet.. a metal plate with an led in the middle. Turn the key to ignition and see the blinks.. long blink = 10s, short =1s. count them.
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the tach signal wire is generally blue or green
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Old 01-Dec-2004, 10:56 PM
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posible u have a problem with ur ign. module or a loose distributor rotor. the tach signal is at the side of the module or igniter with a blue wire


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