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Dodge Caravan Speedometer

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03/23/08 12:10
Mark Miller

Dodge Caravan Speedometer

We have a 2001 Caravan with the speedometer needle on the wrong side of the peg. It just happened one Sunday morning and it is a pain to drive. Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Nathan

Thanks Keith!!! People, remember to let the computer cycle all the way BEFORE starting the engine.
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Paul

Keith ...Like everyone else here it worked for me 2...My hats off to you Sir!!!!!..last count like 140 people you've helped...thank you thank you thank you very much for taking the time to post this info..I like others I was going to sell my 2002 Caravan after this problem happened This past Sunday But I to Google it...And after the light show problem solved ..So again thanks..Paul
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debbie

like everyone else speedometer on other side of pin. help
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Maegan

Thank you so much Keith (Reply #5), my 96 Dodge Caravan's speedometer, gas gauge, and all other dash gauges were not working and this reset made everything back to working. Saved me a lot of headache.
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GREGORY

I OWN A 1996 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN .. CAR RUNS LIKE A DREAM , AFTER A WHILE DRIVING ON FREEWAY , LOSS OF POWER AND VAN WENT INTO CARDIAC ARREST ... THOUGHT BAD GAS SPUTTERED TO NEXT GAS STATION .. THROTTLE RESPONSE WAS TERRIBLE HAD TOP SPEED OF 15MPH FOR 5 MILES SHUTTING OFF A COUPLE TIMES ALONG THE WAY ... PUT HI GRADE GASOLINE IN AT STATION , , , HIT GAS PEDDLE IN PASRK TO ENSURE PROPER THROTTLE RESPONSE .. I BLEW IT OUT , VAN RAN FINE FOR 4 MONTHS , , , I GET STUCK ON ROAD AND LEAVE THE VAN PARKED LEGALLY .. NEXT MORNING RETURN TO VAN IT STARTS RIGHT UP LIKE NOTHING WAS WRONG.. I ASK AND KEEP GETTING SAME RESPONSE "TRANSMISSION" !!!

OK I DRIVE VAN AGAIN , THIS TIME CAR LOSES POWER , NO REPONSE CARS IS STUMBLING , , I GET TOWED HOME .. TOW TRUCK DROPS VAN , I START IT AND IT RUNS FINE ... CONFUSED AND UPSET... THIS HAS BEEN ONGOING AND I CANT SEEM TO PUT FINGER ON PROBLEM .. NEXT SOLUTION MAYBE OUTPUT SENSOR , ... OR CHANGE COMPUTER..IF CHANGED COMPUTER WOULDNT IT GO BAD AS WELL BEING THE SAME PROBLEM MAY HAPPEN AGAIN

THANX FOR ANY HELP

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Carlos Bustamante

I have this problem with my van, it will start when it's good and ready, after been stuck for 4 hrs. I hit the dash as recommended 'till my hand hurt, checked the connectors at the computer and the PDM. but nothing work. I guest I was reliving frustration, I was thinking on Dodge engineers at the moment. It was towed home

Now it's all in parts and pieces, but I can't find corrosion in any of the contacts, or broken contacts in the instrument panel

Any other suggestions? It will be appreciated. (Should I try a bigger hummer?).

Chancayano

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Byron Jones

worked grt did what #5 said w my speedometer reset. thanks
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Jeff

3 cheers for Keith!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks my wife did it.

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Bob

Thanks Keith, My 15 year old daughter fixed the problem !!
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jerry

99caravan seedo reads 15mph whith key turn on
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Scott

Keith is the MAN. Had the same problem with 2003 Grand Caravan. Got Sof 5.5 . Nothing happened. took finger off reset, got an error code then dash lit up. went through a reset process and all's well.
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Greg

Kieth that worked great for our caravan... I thought it the spedo was toast... the reset worked great... thank you for saving me 200.00 bucks.
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Glenn

Thanks for the tip Keith, the speedometer is working again !
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Ron

Thanks so much Keith. It worked for me also.
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sheree

Thank-you keith, It took a few seconds and all is well
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Jerry

OK, so I had the same dashy-no-worky problem on my 98 Grand Caravan. No gauges, no odometer, no gear-selection display.

Took it all apart, pins at wiring harness and odometer-board looked fine, but re-soldered them anyways.

Lights are all working fine now. showing mileage. showing what gear i'm in.

Gauges are coming on, but I don't think they're right. shows about a half tank more than I should have. temp is at about 1/4 even tho it hasn't been driven in several hours. took it for a short drive, speedometer was going up in about 15 mph increments, and not going back down.

Tried Keith#5's suggestion, didn't do anything. Held trip/odom button, counted to 60 & no code showed up. held reset button down, counted to 60, still no light show. held both buttons down, STILL nothing. Tried this with key in LOCK position and OFF (first click) position.

I've got to be doing something wrong... Bob152's 15 year old daughter can do it.. why can't I? :-( lol

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Christine

Thank you so much for the info. Worked perfect!!
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Al

Millions of thanks Keith, worked like a charm
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Loren

I used Keiths solution and now my speedometer works again...what a prety light show!
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Richmond, VA
Thank author of this post/comment"Re: Comment #5"

OMG~ Keith thank you so much for your tip. We did as you instructed and it worked perfectly!!! AMAZING~I know that if we would've taken this problem to the shop, we would've been taken for a ride!!!
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Watertown, NY
Thank author of this post/comment"Speedometer FIxed!"

Followed #5 -Keith's recommendation. Worked great first time. Pressed Odometer button, held, got a message 5 of 5.2 released, board reset and speedometer needle back on top side of pin. 2003 Grand Caravan Sport. KUDOS to Keith!
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ransom
Thank author of this post/comment"Unc Marc"

Kudos to Keith (#5 from 1/15/09) on his information about stuck speedometers. This saved me alot of Money. It took about 3min and the light show was great!

Marc

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Poorterville
Thank author of this post/comment"2001 speedometer no working"

Oh Kieth,

You just keep ROCKING! Your $150 has gone a long way. Have you been reimbursed? If not, PLEASE allow me to contribute towards that end. I believe your consideration deserves, at the least, to be made whole. Thank You!!

-Tony

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Conyers, Georgia
Thank author of this post/comment"Dodge Caravan Speedo / Tachometer not working"

Just want to say a big Thanks to Keith #5 for sharing his experience with us. My Speedo and Tach were not working as well and I tried what Keith suggested and it worked! It's good to know that we have people out there who are willing to share this type of information without charge.
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US
Thank author of this post/comment"KEITH #5!"

Keith, I think everyone on here should donate $1 to you...we could make up that $150 plus a few :P.
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