instrument cluster gauges read zero and van won't stay running
My 1997 Town&Contry van model LXI has an occassional problem starting. This starts out by starting the van, all instruments and gauges won't register any type of reading at all and the engine dies a few seconds after starting. The first time this happened I pounded on top of the dash just above the speedometer (out of frustration) and after trying one last time the van started and stayed running with all the gauges working. This has been going on for almost two years now. The weirdist thing is that you never know when it's going to happen as it does'nt happen every time. Sometimes 6 months might go by and other times it will happen twice a week. Does anyone have a clue what the problem might be?
I have no idea what that might be, but did you have a dealer take a look at it?
I am having the same problem, also in a 97 t&c The dealer said that it was the instrument cluster shorting out the computer. They want a 1000$ to replace the cluster.
I have the same problem and replaced the instrument cluster, ignigation switch, computer,transmission control midule and the problem still is there. If you find an answer PLEASE let me know.
Has anyone out there solved the problem with the instrument cluster failing on the 1997 t@c. I have replaced the cluster, the body control module,ignition switch,onboard computer transmission control module and the problem is still there. Now the abs light comes on also. Can anyone help?
Hi, I gave my '97 Town and Country cluster to a cluster repair center and they soldered the joints in the cluster. They said that there was a small crack somewhere inside. Now my mini van runs great! I used to hit the dashboard to fix the problem and that worked too. Now, however, I do not have to hit the dashboard and so far I have not had any problems on the road. Hope it works for you!
Sergei: We had this same problem today. Can you tell us what and where to find a "cluster repair center"? How would they be listed. We live in the Middle Tennessee/Nashville area. Thanks. Dille
my is crysler 98 t&c it's cake took of the cluster and put a 99 cluster it work good. no more problem.
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