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    Default VSS issue Civic 98

    This problem occurred around the same time we found a rat in the car so they may or may not be linked.

    The meter showed check engine light (code 17. VSS )
    Sometimes the speedometer works good, sometimes it is at zero and other times it randomly moves up and down.

    Is there any way to diagnose if it is faulty VSS or is it wiring issue?

    Whats the cost for new VSS?


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    Its the speed sensor located on top of gear box (inlet of axel) side, yes there will be a grip, lose it and check the wires, ground a test wire n check the grip pin outs, and key should b on ignition postion.

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    Dear check for proper earthing of the cluster....I hope it will solve ur problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by UmarSattar View Post
    Dear check for proper earthing of the cluster....I hope it will solve ur problem
    Nop at first it seems like cluster but its sensor, u will see that at constant speed, the needle will work properly but as soon as u press the pedal and car reach at higher revolutions, the needle will start dancing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shazo View Post
    Nop at first it seems like cluster but its sensor, u will see that at constant speed, the needle will work properly but as soon as u press the pedal and car reach at higher revolutions, the needle will start dancing.

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    May be you are right but about few years back when i used to have a 99-civic the same thing happened with me and the electrician just give an external earth to the cluster and it started working good...
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    Quote Originally Posted by UmarSattar View Post
    May be you are right but about few years back when i used to have a 99-civic the same thing happened with me and the electrician just give an external earth to the cluster and it started working good...
    Except giving grounding to the grip or pinout wire, he made direct ground to cluster.

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    I think that I have eliminated any wiring fault.

    How much will a new sensor cost? @shazo

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    VSS issue Civic 98 - zl6tHMG

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    It will cost 2-3k here kabli, this sensor wont die too easily. But go try it, go to kabli parts market, show them this, ask them that u have car with u ill first put it n test it then ill pay here, ask ur guy to come with me, so go n test if it works then pay him, if not try another, if not then wiring for sure.

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    first test the wiring at the vss for good solid earth, good 12v and continuity all the way to the gauges too. You can test the output of the sensor with a test rig or even in the car by slowly turning a wheel and measuring for 12V pulses as the output.
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