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Can't locate speedo cable

Postby guardian003 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:24 am

Sorry noob here :(
I literarily spent the whole day trying to get the tranny bolt out...to no avail. So I want to now fill the tranny through the Vss but I really don't know where it is lol. pictures would be awesome.
Thanks I do appreciate it
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Re: Can't locate speedo cable

Postby Mista Bone » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:16 am

remove reverse switch....

I wouldn't suggest filling your transmission via the VSS sensor, you'll make a mess under the dash and none will make it inside the transmission.
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Re: Can't locate speedo cable

Postby Gr8_EE8 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:50 pm

Mista Bone wrote:remove reverse switch....

I wouldn't suggest filling your transmission via the VSS sensor, you'll make a mess under the dash and none will make it inside the transmission.


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Re: Can't locate speedo cable

Postby guardian003 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:44 pm

Thing is I tried taking out the reverse switch but it won't budge at all lol. And also when trying through the speedo cable, it just kept spilling out :x
I'm pretty pissed at my car righ now haha
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Re: Can't locate speedo cable

Postby Mista Bone » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:36 am

just a 19mm open end wrench, I have removed 500 or more this way.
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Re: Can't locate speedo cable

Postby guardian003 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:02 am

Okay thanks Bone. I'm gonna have to buy one tomorrow morning. It feels like it's welded to the tranny lol
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Re: Can't locate speedo cable

Postby Myriad » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:25 am

If you have the room, do this: Image (I hope that picture works. Dang high resolution) EDIT: Never use 12-point sockets or wrenches for high torque bolt breaking or tightening unless the bolt is 12-point.

So you know for future reference, the VSS is mounted behind the Starter and above where the axles meet.
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Re: Can't locate speedo cable

Postby guardian003 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:22 pm

is there any other wat ro fill up the transmission. I have already rounded the fill bolt and the reverse switch wont budge no matter how much i try. im out of ideas now
Also I think the speedo drive on the 88's don't go through the tranny since the fluid won't go through
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Re: Can't locate speedo cable

Postby Mista Bone » Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:25 pm

Myriad wrote:If you have the room, do this: Image (I hope that picture works. Dang high resolution) EDIT: Never use 12-point sockets or wrenches for high torque bolt breaking or tightening unless the bolt is 12-point.

So you know for future reference, the VSS is mounted behind the Starter and above where the axles meet.


Sorry but incorrect on the VSS location. It is located under the dash on the back of the speedo cluster.
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Re: Can't locate speedo cable

Postby Mista Bone » Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:30 pm

guardian003 wrote:is there any other wat ro fill up the transmission. I have already rounded the fill bolt and the reverse switch wont budge no matter how much i try. im out of ideas now
Also I think the speedo drive on the 88's don't go through the tranny since the fluid won't go through


If you cannot get the reverse switch loose, the other location won't even be possible to get loose. It is tighter than the fill bolt that you have rounded off and requires removing the starter.

19mm socket on reverse switch, just like removing lug nut.
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Re: Can't locate speedo cable

Postby guardian003 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:54 pm

I read something about the breather valve? Anyone know where it's at?
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Re: Can't locate speedo cable

Postby guardian003 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:41 pm

Thanks guys. I do appreciate your help. Got the reverse switch out after spraying blaster and like Bone said using the 19mm wrench :D :D :D
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Re: Can't locate speedo cable

Postby Dave_Darling » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:19 pm

See if you can get a 6-point box-end wrench on the fill plug. Unless you've got some very short (six-point!) sockets and a very flat ratchet or flex handle, that's the best way to remove it.

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Re: Can't locate speedo cable

Postby Gophat » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:48 pm

On mine I ended up using a cold chisel and hammer to tap the Fill plug in a counter-clockwise motion. I left a small dent in it but it budged. I fill it by the VSS now anyways because it seems easier.
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Re: Can't locate speedo cable

Postby JeffWilliamsUSA » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:39 pm

Haha did everybody miss mr. Bones joke about the VSS?

The item on the transmission is a cable drive for the VSS which is located on the back of the speedometer cluster.

So yeah if you put transmission fluid on the back of your speedometer cluster that's going to be a mess and be really stupid LOL

Also, I'm pretty sure you can fill your transmission by pulling the axle out and putting the oil in the hole where the axle was.

You want my opinion I think you should get that bolt out by any means possible and fix it the right way.

As far as filling it, it's really simple.
I just take a piece of clear rubber tubing and drill a hole in a 2 liter Coke bottle cap. Then I cut the coke bottle to make a funnel. Simple.
Also the little L shaped acordian drain tube on the bottom of the CRX blower motor unit fits perfectly into the fill hole and you can just put a funnel into the other side of it.
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Re: Can't locate speedo cable

Postby Mista Bone » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:00 am

Jeff, many beers will be shared one day.

I keep getting requests for trans. help in NC, like I'm tired of that drive already!

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Re: Can't locate speedo cable

Postby Myriad » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:15 am

Mista Bone wrote:Sorry but incorrect on the VSS location. It is located under the dash on the back of the speedo cluster.

:doh: That's a technicality. I don't know what to call the piece that bolts into the tranny that drives the cable.
I got a new shell, just need to stop driving the DX so I can work on it.

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Re: Can't locate speedo cable

Postby Mista Bone » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:24 am

Speedo drive assembly is what I call them, listed under the "MT Clutch Release" when looking up the parts.
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