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2001 Dodge Caravan SE. Speedo doesn't work

2001 Dodge Caravan SE. I was driving down the road today and noticed my radio cut out. 5-10 seconds later it came back on. A minute or two later it happened again. This happened 4 or 5 times then suddenly as I was driving my gauges started going haywire. I also lost power and the vehicle almost stalled. Just as I started to pull over, the power returned, radio came back on, and all my gauges returned to normal with the exception of my speedometer. Now my speedo doesn't work at all. I have tried the reset trick by holding down the trip odometer button but even after reset my speedo is not working. I have also checked all the fuses and do not see any that are burnt. Any advice would be helpful, I just purchased this van and at time of purchase everything was 100%. My mechanic who did the inspection on the vehicle before the purchase said this vehicle was in great shape... what happened? :(

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SOURCE: 1991 Dodge Daytona Speedometer and Odometer not working.

I had the same problem with my 90 daytona. The tach and the speedometer would work intermitantly. I took the whole gauge cluster out, and heated all the soldering with a solder gun to reflow the connections. It seems that this is a common problem with the connections cracking. You may not be able to see the cracks in the solder.

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SOURCE: Odometer, Speedometer, and Gas Guage not working

first check all the fuses and if they are good it may just be a bad cluster and you may have to replace it

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: My 92 honda civic speedometer works only half the time

check the connection from speedometer to transaxle. Often this becomes loose, especially the transaxle side. Also 92 was a first year model and have heard many wacky problems.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Car speedo & odometer sometimes work OK, other times not at all.

Most likely a speed sensor is going bad (most cars and truck do not use mechanical speedometer cables anymore) most sensors are located near the differential in rwd cars or near the drive shaft on the transmission. Best bet is to get a Haynes manual for your car to help locate the speed sensor. Remove it and take it to the auto parts store so you can visually compare it to the replacement. Install the new speed sensor and it should restore your speedometer and odometer.

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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SOURCE: speedometer erratic/intermittent

I don't know what is causing this problem, but I know phil140701's answer is completely wrong on two counts. First, 740 Volvos starting at least in 1986 have electronic speedometers and no cable. There is an electronic sensor on the differential which sends a signal to the speedometer cluster. Second, if it were strictly mechanical with a cable then the voltage regulator could have no effect on it at all.

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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