Hi I have a 1997 Honda Civic DX 1.5 engine, and 5-speed transmission. The car wo on 1997 Honda Civic

Hi I have a 1997 Honda Civic DX 1.5 engine, and 5-speed transmission. The car worked fine until I drove over a flood on freeway during a rainstorm. About a mile down the road speedometer started to bounce off of zero and all dash lights flash on and off then check engine light turn on and car still runs.

by in Pasadena, CA on March 25, 2012
1 answer 4 comments
ANSWER by on March 26, 2012
Water could have gotten into speed sensor and caused it to fail. If this has not corrected itself in a short period it may need replacement. Suggest you take it in to professional to have it diagnosed.
COMMENT by on March 26, 2012
Thank you for your quick response. My follow up question is where is this speed sensor located, and is it easy to replace?
COMMENT by on March 26, 2012
The vehicle speed sensor is located on top of the transmission. How high of water did you get into? Sensor may not be too cheap and got to come from Honda dealer I beleive.
COMMENT by on March 26, 2012
The water was about a foot and a half deep, it had gathered under an over pass on the freeway that had drainage problems. I could not avoid or go around to many cars on freeway.
COMMENT by on March 27, 2012
If you have full coverage insurance on that car it should be covered for repairs.