Speedometer Sporadic & D4 Light Blinking - is this a VSS issue?
'94 Acura Legend LS with rebuilt JDM engine / original transmission (170k+ miles).
About two weeks ago while driving, I noticed my speedometer drop to zero, then back to normal speed. It did this maybe two or three more times the past two weeks. It did it again this evening but now the D4 light on the dash is blinking. The car seemed to be running and shifting rough during this time.
The temperature, trans fluid, coolant and reservoir levels are all fine. After reading a few forum posts, it sounds like the VSS needs to be replaced.
Car 1: 91 Alpha/Alpha Touring KA7
Car 2: 92 Alpha/ AlphaT KA8
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Vss is more then likely your problem but some times it can be in the ecu wiring as well.
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Originally Posted by Blackend
Good to meet you too Willie. I tell ya, when we were walking the Auto-X course and you guys started pulling in, I had no idea who it was until I saw the green machine and we're all like "ooohhhh, that's Willie and the Acuraholicks!"
Glad you guys made it out, and nice meeting all of you.
Car 1: 1994 Acura Legend L Cloth
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I agree with Willy. VSS electronic component fix. I've had the problem myself. Most of us have had this issue come up at some point in time. About $100 part. I've never pulled one for a junkyard car...
Sold my Legend on 09-22-10 > bought it back on 11-15-10. JDM "certified" Type II engine transplant 3-24-12 at 211,875 miles after a failed heli coil did in my first engine.
The mechanic pulled the code today and it is the VSS. They quoted me $147 for the OEM part and $100 labor. I wish I could have done the work myself, but I don't have the equipment to do so. I'm glad the problem will be resolved.
I was reading through the conversations that you two were having and I see that I have the same issues going on with my 91 KA7. I'm a loaner of the vehicle and the origenal didn't take care of it. I wanted to know if either of you two know how to fix the VSS exactly and if it invloved me taking out the Transmission of the vehicle. Legend is in amazing shape for about 400,000+ miles Id say but everyone has warned me about doing anything to the tranny because it'd freeze up.
If you have junkyards close to you Eric, now would be a good time to find some Legends in them and learn as you go out there.
I was scared to death about many things related to my car until I learned from one of the best down in Florida. Now I have a mini-stockpile of parts for my car in my garage.
I bought my replacement VSS for less than $100. My then mechanic put it in for me for free. At the time my back was acting up and I wanted no part of doing the job myself...
I was reading through the conversations that you two were having and I see that I have the same issues going on with my 91 KA7. I'm a loaner of the vehicle and the origenal didn't take care of it. I wanted to know if either of you two know how to fix the VSS exactly and if it invloved me taking out the Transmission of the vehicle. Legend is in amazing shape for about 400,000+ miles Id say but everyone has warned me about doing anything to the tranny because it'd freeze up. I travel with family so I know a few junk yards out of town where there is a Legend graveyard so it shouldn't be too hard for me to find the parts so long as the Trans doesn't has to be messed with.
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