Question about 1998 Dodge Caravan
Could be an issue with the body controller. try a battery disconnect and see if it solves your issue. remove both battery terminals and touch them together. wait about 5 seconds them put the positive back on, then the neg. this will reset the bcm. if the cluster works the bcm may be on its way out.
Posted on May 08, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Had same problem with mine. First would not show speed until reached about 25 MPH and then was intermittent. Starts with ABS and Brake Light on and no speed. Checked another website and suggested pulling sensor out of top of rear differential. About $30 part but in hard to reach area. be careful when reinstalling. Do not tighten bolt too fast as this may break the part. Allow it to slowly slide into place. Takes 30-60 minutes to replace. Works fine now.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
I had the same issue with a 1997. The dealership installed a new ignition switch (which can cause the problem), the cure was the computer in the van. It controls everything, my gauges would go crazy, then turn off, it gave a dealership fits. I would focus on my computer, that was my problem, good luck
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
Reports say that this can be caused by cold solder connections in the centre instrument panel where the A/C controls are. Electrical system issue here manifests itself in instrument cluster. Fix is to remove 4 screws to access A/C stuff. Look for burnt or loose wiring / terminals on connectors in this area.. Re-solder or obtain used replacemnt terminal if needed, from junk yard. Mine is 1999 Grand Caravan. Intermittent failures then permanent with instrument cluster.
Posted on Nov 04, 2009
Check the "tone wheel" and magnetic pickup that sends the signal to the speedo, also to the ABS, and possibly integrated into the brakes for brake light.
It is one magnetic pickup that controls these three lights. As far as Engine goes, get the car to an Autozone (if it is safe to drive) and they will check all your codes, including check engine, with their scanner for free and identify the location of the problem for you for FREE!.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 22, 2010
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