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Electrical and slipping Transmission

My Speedometer,Tachometer,Temperature and Gas Gages will not work when I'm driving and sometimes my Transmission won't change gears.

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    I have the same problem with the gauges. It must be a short because when I hit the panel where the gauges are, they start working again. This year and make also has recalls. They are known for having faulty transmissions. I had to replace mine.

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Transmission and gauges are probably unrelated. My '98 Caravan had 2 bad solder connections on the back of the instrument cluster where the connector attached. It takes about 10 minutes to get the cluster out. The bad solder joints were easy to spot on mine. It took 2 years for me to find the problem, but only 30 minutes to fix it and it hasn't happened again since (almost a year).

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