2002 Dodge Caravan Turn signals

Tiny
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  • 2002 DODGE CARAVAN
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  • 170,000 MILES
I have a 2002 dodge carvan and when I turn my turn signals on all gauges drop down and won't work so I have to get out the car and wiggle wires I'm thinking it's a bad ground but I have no idea where to locate the ground wore for them could u please help
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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 AT 8:27 AM

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Tiny
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Where and what wires are you moving to make things work again?
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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 AT 8:45 AM
Tiny
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I wiggle the wires on the battery terminals but it also kicked out my speedometer and like I said every time I get the rom and the gas gauge to work again as soon as I turn my turn signal on they all stop working again
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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 AT 8:49 AM
Tiny
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Are the battery terminals clean and tight? Have you checked the main ground from the neg side of the battery to the engine block?
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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 AT 8:51 AM
Tiny
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I just got the car last night so I will try to clean and tighten them but I so not no where the ground for the engine block is located and would that also cause my speedometer not to work
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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 AT 8:55 AM
Tiny
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Electrical problems can cause all kinds of problems. As far as the speedo, it could even be a vehicle speed sensor. As far as the ground, if you follow the ground wire from the battery, it will end at the engine block. That is where it grounds.
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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 AT 9:23 AM
Tiny
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And that should take care of my turn signals and all that if that's the problem and that speed sensor is located on the tranny correct
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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 AT 9:26 AM
Tiny
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If the problem is a ground issue, that is a good place to start. As far as the VSS, it is on the transmission and is about a 20.00 part.
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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 AT 9:39 AM
Tiny
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If it is not the ground what else could it be an is that part hard to get of the tranny do u got to drop it or anything
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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 AT 9:50 AM

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