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Speedometer quit but sometimes works. 98 neon

1998 Dodge Neon; speedometer quits but sometimes works. Also other gages.

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Check the ground wire from the engine to the firewall. It is a flat braided uncoated wire and should be easy to distinguish. Make sure that it is clean and tight.

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I have a 98 dodge neon and when u start it up it will run for about 15 mins and quit let it set for about 5 mins and will start back up run about 15 mins and quit .


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I have a 1996 Dodge Neon. My instrument gages work sometimes and then they dont. I get no readings (gas gage, temp gage and speedometer). Is this something that is easy to fix?


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2003 dodge neon speedometer not working and shows that the alternator is not charging.


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I have seen this problem several times and fixed it by doing the following at no cost. Rather than replacing the cluster, remove the cluster then remove the wiring connectors from the location they are mounted. Plug these connectors back into the cluster and reinstall the cluster. By installing the connectors off of the mounting location you are pinning them between the mounting location and the cluster thus not allowing them the free play that causes loss of connection/power.

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I am having trouble with my speedometer not working occasionally and now my seat belt light is coming on sometimes too. Is this the instrument panel cluster? Or something else? 1998 Dodge Neon. Backstory is as follows: -We take very good care of it and have one dedicated mechanic. -It has only had two owners; my parents and I. -We replaced the battery 2 months ago. -Mechanic checked to make sure the speedometer sensor was working. -We have had issues with the radio for years where it will randomly turn on and off, typically brought on by a stuffed trunk OR wet weather. -The speedometer works until we hit a bump and then the needle flies up and down or sometimes just stops working all together. -Mechanic has made mention of there being some Chrysler specific battery cable that is a smaller side cable and it is not in good condition. -Currently, my problem is that I can't find an old 1998 Dodge Neon in the salvage yard because yards are doing a lot of 2002 and newer vehicles and automatically crushing the others. The meat and potatoes of my question is what direction do I go in? And what of these symptoms ties to each other? And will adding new solder to the points on the panel fix it or is it something else? I'm trying to find least expensive to most expensive options and I'm rather handy but can't drop an engine or transmission or anything so keep this in mind. My handiness ends at resoldering the pins BUT I do have a mechanic I trust, but I fear that maybe I'm not combining symptoms properly. I have the money to repair an item I KNOW is wrong but not to chicken hunt around for problems.

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