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2000 caravan lost instrument panel and now stuck in first gear, When problem first started I could hold key all the way forward to get panel to work. Just to check gas speed. This could be done while in park or while driving. But only if radio is on. I can also get everything to work if I start van with remote starter. But radio must be on. Things I have tried (new ignition switch, fuse and relay panel beside battery, tested wiring, scanner could not properly read codes

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This is the speed sensors on the transmission. I just went through the exact same thing with my van. They are fairly easy to replace and run about $15 a piece.

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

  • wqefcewdr Aug 30, 2010

    This is the speed sensors. I just went through the exact same thing myself and it works perfectly now (well except it won't start when the interior temp gets above about 80), but that's another issue. Their about $15 a piece and fairly easy to change. All you need is a screwdriver, a 10mm socket and a 1" deep well socket.



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