DIY: VSS speed sensor replacement - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-18-2007, 06:22 PM   #1
Registered Member
 
1993CivicVX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,066
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to 1993CivicVX
DIY: VSS speed sensor replacement

I bought a VSS speed sensor (I realize that's redundant, but just to be clear!) on eBay for a pittance and am calling on the expertise of this fine forum for help locating the VSS on my car, removing the old one and installin da new one. My more mechanically inclined than I friend who helped me do the brakes (I actually helped him do them, as he did most of the work) doesn't feel confident relying on the Haynes manual alone, but I think between the manual and the fantastic people on this forum we should be able to wrangle the job.

Thanks as always.
Jacinto and Wombosi: the calamitous car fixing duo.
__________________

__________________
three stripes the charm!

Car mods are overrated. Just gotta adjust that nut behind the wheel for best mpg.



Forget about World Peace...Visualize using your turn signal.
1993CivicVX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2007, 06:32 PM   #2
*shrug*
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,195
Country: United States
Do you want and picture of where it is on the car? I might actually have one already...
__________________

SVOboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2007, 06:39 PM   #3
Registered Member
 
1993CivicVX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,066
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to 1993CivicVX
suah that'd be a good place to start.
__________________
three stripes the charm!

Car mods are overrated. Just gotta adjust that nut behind the wheel for best mpg.



Forget about World Peace...Visualize using your turn signal.
1993CivicVX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2007, 07:53 PM   #4
Registered Member
 
jadziasman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 324
Country: United States
VSS replacement

Do yourself a huge favor and download the Helm manual for your Civic. I won't tell you how but it's easy to locate if you google it.

The VSS is located near the firewall on the top of the tranny case. It may be buried underneath the hoses and wire harness so be prepared to move them out of the way. I pulled the tranny on my VX last year and needed to disconnect the VSS wiring from the sensor.

I'm not sure why you want to replace the VSS - isn't it functioning?

Do what most mechanics do. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. AND It's better to wait for a part to fail than to fail when replacing a perfectly good part.

I'm just itching to replace my LAF sensor but I really don't have a good reason to. My mpg is where it should be, it's running good and there are no CEL's. I have stopped myself twice already because it just does not need to be changed yet. I checked the valve clearance instead so that scratched "the mess with the civic" itch for now.
jadziasman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2007, 09:11 PM   #5
Registered Member
 
GasSavers_TomO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,108
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to GasSavers_TomO Send a message via MSN to GasSavers_TomO Send a message via Yahoo to GasSavers_TomO
IIRC, Jacinto was having a problem with his speedometer randomly not working. Replacing the VSS is a good thing to try first since he got it so cheap.

Jacinto - just be real gentle when disconnecting the wires to the VSS. Sometimes it's the connector that causes the problem due to corrosion.

VSS DIY HERE <---A decent DIY with some pictures. Like Jadziasman said, it's near the firewall on the transmission.
__________________

Honda Civic VX Info/Links
Remember to use good Webiquette!
Quote:
Originally Posted by ezeedee View Post
controversy is an idea thought up by weak people who are too afraid to hear the truth.
GasSavers_TomO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fuelly Android App - eehokie Fuelly Web Support and Community News 2 07-14-2010 09:59 PM
MID Install SVOboy Experiments, Modifications and DIY 33 06-04-2007 11:27 AM
an air car? pyramid_head Automotive News, Articles and Products 10 06-04-2007 06:23 AM
Poll: Should Stability Control be Standard rh77 General Fuel Topics 14 09-30-2006 10:44 PM
State of the Union address touches on "oil addiction." Matt Timion General Discussion (Off-Topic) 31 02-06-2006 04:38 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.