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Old 28 Sep 2003, 02:11 pm
L Hao
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Default speedometer dies. Please help.

I have a 96 Honda civic DX coupe. Manual transmision. Today, while I was
driving on highway, suddenly the speedometer dropped to 0. Check enginee
light was on. I have done a search on this group for this topic and found
people were talking about speed sensor failure. Could it be THE problem? I
am not sure, but I think, I smelled gas shortly before the problem occured.
Could it be related or indicate more problems?

Any answer is appreciated. Thanks!

Lee


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Old 28 Sep 2003, 08:21 pm
E. Meyer
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Default Re: speedometer dies. Please help.

On 9/28/03 2:11 PM, in article GAJdb.75$L54.95037@news.uswest.net, "L Hao"
<hao_li@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I have a 96 Honda civic DX coupe. Manual transmision. Today, while I was
> driving on highway, suddenly the speedometer dropped to 0. Check enginee
> light was on. I have done a search on this group for this topic and found
> people were talking about speed sensor failure. Could it be THE problem? I
> am not sure, but I think, I smelled gas shortly before the problem occured.
> Could it be related or indicate more problems?
>
> Any answer is appreciated. Thanks!
>
> Lee
>
>

First look for the gas leak. Engine fires are not fun. Look at the
injectors, then follow the hoses back from the injector rail. Look for
dampness on or under the hoses and lines.

It is unlikely a gas leak caused the speedometer to fail.

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Old 28 Sep 2003, 08:27 pm
Bill B. Johnson
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Default Re: speedometer dies. Please help.

In article <GAJdb.75$L54.95037@news.uswest.net>, "L Hao"
<hao_li@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I have a 96 Honda civic DX coupe. Manual transmision. Today, while I was
> driving on highway, suddenly the speedometer dropped to 0. Check enginee
> light was on. I have done a search on this group for this topic and found
> people were talking about speed sensor failure. Could it be THE problem? I
> am not sure, but I think, I smelled gas shortly before the problem occured.
> Could it be related or indicate more problems?
>
> Any answer is appreciated. Thanks!
>
> Lee


Take it your favorite mechanic or a Honda dealership--it could be
dangerous to drive due to the gasoline that may be leaking. If your engine
catches on fire--your vehicle will be a total loss.
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Old 29 Sep 2003, 07:03 am
Koji San
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Default Re: speedometer dies. Please help.

A 95 Civic has the fuel filter or its hoses right above the speed sensor. A
leak there may drip fluid into the connector. Actaully, after I had hand
tighten a fuel filter for a friend's 95 Civic, but went looking for a torque
wrench, she drove off 3 miles spewing gas and turned back. It was
embarrassing, as I've should have disabled the car first. The speed sensor
and other parts are littered with gas. No damage.

And yes, I had engine fires before. Twice. Both with the exhasut at the
firwall side, which is now revised. It was not so bad, as I carry a load of
baking sodas. You'll be amazed how difficult is is to burn the engine
compartment. When the fuel burns out, the fires dies out, if not it can be
easily extinguised. I'd just simply blow out the rest. I'm not talking
about huge gas spills but a moderate amount that has a chance to evaporate.
KS

>I have a 96 Honda civic DX coupe. Manual transmision. Today, while I was
>driving on highway, suddenly the speedometer dropped to 0. Check enginee
>light was on. I have done a search on this group for this topic and found
>people were talking about speed sensor failure. Could it be THE problem? I
>am not sure, but I think, I smelled gas shortly before the problem

occured.
>Could it be related or indicate more problems?
>
>Any answer is appreciated. Thanks!
>
>Lee
>
>



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Old 30 Sep 2003, 12:19 pm
Bill B. Johnson
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Default Re: speedometer dies. Please help.

In article <0aa3e81d09b851b04ccee5a310337e40@news.bubbanews.c om>, "Koji
San" <apple26pie@yahoo.com> wrote:

> A 95 Civic has the fuel filter or its hoses right above the speed sensor. A
> leak there may drip fluid into the connector. Actaully, after I had hand
> tighten a fuel filter for a friend's 95 Civic, but went looking for a torque
> wrench, she drove off 3 miles spewing gas and turned back. It was
> embarrassing, as I've should have disabled the car first. The speed sensor
> and other parts are littered with gas. No damage.
>
> And yes, I had engine fires before. Twice. Both with the exhasut at the
> firwall side, which is now revised. It was not so bad, as I carry a load of
> baking sodas. You'll be amazed how difficult is is to burn the engine
> compartment. When the fuel burns out, the fires dies out, if not it can be
> easily extinguised. I'd just simply blow out the rest. I'm not talking
> about huge gas spills but a moderate amount that has a chance to evaporate.
> KS
>
> >I have a 96 Honda civic DX coupe. Manual transmision. Today, while I was
> >driving on highway, suddenly the speedometer dropped to 0. Check enginee
> >light was on. I have done a search on this group for this topic and found
> >people were talking about speed sensor failure. Could it be THE problem? I
> >am not sure, but I think, I smelled gas shortly before the problem

> occured.
> >Could it be related or indicate more problems?
> >
> >Any answer is appreciated. Thanks!
> >
> >Lee


Lee,
Unlike you, most people don't have a load of baking soda in their trunks
to put out engine fires. You say engines fires are "not so bad". That's
your opinion and not the opinion of those people that have had engine
fires that caused their cars to be declared "total losses". I once saw a
car buring on the side of the freeway. The entire car was buring after the
gas tank exploded. I only hope no one was killed in that fire. I would be
willing to bet the fire started as a result of fuel leaking from one of
the fuel lines under the hood.
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Old 03 Oct 2003, 11:27 am
Bob
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Default Re: speedometer dies. Please help.

Certainly this gentleman could run the car a bit and look for the
leak- it will not immediately cause a fire.

It sounds like a good line of reserach if the speed sensor is directly
below the fuel filter and hoses.

Bill, you are very quick to encourage people to run off to the
mechanic/dealer. If they were people that were inclined to do that, I
do not think they would bother to post here. These are people looking
for our help in coming up with their own solutions.

I remember well your advice to the fellow whose air conditioning was
intermittent in his '92 Prelude. He made no other qualifications as to
its age or condition and you recommended that he consider trading in
the car.

I would say that if you do not have useful, hands-on advice for a
poster (which you sometimes do, I fully recognize), that you not
bother posting a reply. Anyone can tell him "take it to the
dealer",and he could probably figure that out for himself. We don't
need to see your handle on every thread, and don't just type to see
your name in print, you know what'a'mean?




On Tue, 30 Sep 2003 10:19:02 -0700, billbjohnson555@nospamhotmail.com
(Bill B. Johnson) wrote:

>In article <0aa3e81d09b851b04ccee5a310337e40@news.bubbanews.c om>, "Koji
>San" <apple26pie@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> A 95 Civic has the fuel filter or its hoses right above the speed sensor. A
>> leak there may drip fluid into the connector. Actaully, after I had hand
>> tighten a fuel filter for a friend's 95 Civic, but went looking for a torque
>> wrench, she drove off 3 miles spewing gas and turned back. It was
>> embarrassing, as I've should have disabled the car first. The speed sensor
>> and other parts are littered with gas. No damage.
>>
>> And yes, I had engine fires before. Twice. Both with the exhasut at the
>> firwall side, which is now revised. It was not so bad, as I carry a load of
>> baking sodas. You'll be amazed how difficult is is to burn the engine
>> compartment. When the fuel burns out, the fires dies out, if not it can be
>> easily extinguised. I'd just simply blow out the rest. I'm not talking
>> about huge gas spills but a moderate amount that has a chance to evaporate.
>> KS
>>
>> >I have a 96 Honda civic DX coupe. Manual transmision. Today, while I was
>> >driving on highway, suddenly the speedometer dropped to 0. Check enginee
>> >light was on. I have done a search on this group for this topic and found
>> >people were talking about speed sensor failure. Could it be THE problem? I
>> >am not sure, but I think, I smelled gas shortly before the problem

>> occured.
>> >Could it be related or indicate more problems?
>> >
>> >Any answer is appreciated. Thanks!
>> >
>> >Lee

>
>Lee,
>Unlike you, most people don't have a load of baking soda in their trunks
>to put out engine fires. You say engines fires are "not so bad". That's
>your opinion and not the opinion of those people that have had engine
>fires that caused their cars to be declared "total losses". I once saw a
>car buring on the side of the freeway. The entire car was buring after the
>gas tank exploded. I only hope no one was killed in that fire. I would be
>willing to bet the fire started as a result of fuel leaking from one of
>the fuel lines under the hood.


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