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

2 Answers

1,355

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

555

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

Your Answer

Dodge Caravan Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,420
  • #2
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    960
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    760
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Grand Caravan
451 Great Deals out of 29,076 listings starting at $2,233
Used Chrysler Town & Country
337 Great Deals out of 13,378 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda Odyssey
425 Great Deals out of 30,862 listings starting at $1,490
Used Toyota Sienna
493 Great Deals out of 23,585 listings starting at $999
Used Dodge Durango
329 Great Deals out of 24,060 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla
935 Great Deals out of 63,275 listings starting at $1,850
Used Dodge Ram 1500
431 Great Deals out of 11,068 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford Explorer
1,185 Great Deals out of 68,925 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
783 Great Deals out of 41,561 listings starting at $1,987
Used Toyota Camry
1,034 Great Deals out of 85,967 listings starting at $1,296

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Dodge Caravan For Sale
72 listings starting at $1,995
2003 Dodge Caravan For Sale
76 listings starting at $1,949

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.