Having problems with your 1997 Dodge Caravan ?
I have a 1997 dodge caravan sport 3.3L. recently all my gauges stopped working, classic clock spring problem. however when i brought it to the dealer to be fixed they said it wasnt the clock spring. a few days later after all gauges work properly again, my gas gauge and speedometer act up. gas gauge shows 1/4 tank fuller than what it is and while idling speedo reads aroung 12 mph. any suggestions??
The plugs that connect the meter to the dash get mini=r diconnections and the battery cables get into problems near the battery. The wires near the battery that connect to the body grounds need all to be checked ( remove and clean and reassemble grinding off paint and dirt and after tighting repainted) Theirs lots of ground points and most that I've fixed are just like your dealer did they just took it all apart and assembled it all again the connection ( they did;nt know which one was then good and the car passed to be Ok and they returned it to you and said good luck. The connections at the intrument cluster have provin to be the problem and I've replupped in a few and they stayed good and still others seem to chase all over and then you put it together go home and tery it in the morning and everything si back to normal. Then you can't tell how well it was repaired but you can't tell if it's going to stay fixed. the circuit boards go bad in the instrument panel and the conn links fail and act the same way. If you can replug in the cluster and even make it work OKay for even a minute then you know that the ecm and the other computers aren't the cause the cluster circit board or the Bannister, MI,lug needs fixed andf the cluster plugs are the most common.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for 1997 Dodge Caravan
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