My speed, fuel, temp, and tach guages all have died.... the only thing that pops on is check engine and abs..... tried to disconnect abs fuse (3) nothing happened..... has new battery, new spark plugs, oil change new fuel pump..... getting frustrated..... need some help here!!!
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If all your gauges (or most) have died at the same time then it is probably a live wire problem, as all these gauges are normally possative feed and nagative switched. Check the live wire is connected properly on the back of the dash. I hope this helps.
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Your transmission appears to be in "Limp Home" mode. This usually indicates an internal transmission problem that the computer has decided is too serious to allow regular operation. EVERYTHING, even your windshield wipers, has to get permission from your computer to operate. When the computer interferes with your operation of the vehicle, it sometimes gets overzealous and does other, more funky and entertaining things than it actually needs to do to protect or disable the vehicle. The next place you need to go to in this vehicle is a transmission repair facility, attached to a tow-truck. They will confirm/eliminate the transmission as the problem. There are other things it could be, but it's telling you "transmission" and you need to have that confirmed/eliminated first, because it is almost always the most destructive and expensive fault a vehicle can develop. Don't drive it again, because it's cheaper to repair a transmission that has not grenaded.
You more than likely have a thermostat that is stuck open. When this is the case with the computerized vehicles today the computer tells your engine that it is still cold and dumps more fuel to the engine. When this happens the extra fuel goes through your exhaust and uaually makes the check engine light come on as you have O2 sensors that register this flow. Replace the thermostat, disconnect the negative side of your battery for 5 minutes and re-connect. If this has been going on for a while the light may come back on. You may have to drive it for a while until it clears all the excess fuel out of the system then do the battery thing again. You probably have been getting poor gas mileage as well. Hope this helped. Just make sure that the engine light does not flash as this is a sign of major problems and you should not drive it if it flashes
I had a similar problem with mine. I had to replace the instrument cluster. The "new" cluster will need to be programmed to the pcm. If it is not programmed, the car will start and immediately flood out and die.
hi sounds like a bad connection behind the clocks has any one done any work near the dash before the problem started as the wiring loom connecters can come loose a bit like a scrat lead on your tv you could try tapping the gauges gently when they start acting up see if it makes any difference or put your hand behind the dash and jiggle the the loom gently see if any thing happens if this fails i would take the clocks out and check the wiring yates210456