When I start driving speedodometer starts bouncing and i lose power. after a few its ok then . now service engine soon light is on ????? help

Asked by Jun 01, 2010 at 10:40 AM about the 1997 Dodge Caravan 4 Dr LE Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I start to drive and within 5 minutes my van's speedodometer needle goes to zero then bounces back and forth. I also lose power within this time. Once it is running for a little while, it acts like nothing happened. This started about a week ago and now my service engine light is on .. Any ideas here???  I know I need to get it on a diagnostics test but wanting to see if there are any ideas from anyone. thanks

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the thing that u might need its a new battery!!


Hello, Before investing in a battery, check with a scanner; looks to me that the speed sensor in the tranny is bad.

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