1995 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 127, 00 miles
I have a 1995 Dodge Caravan I seem to be having some sort of electricla promblem. When traveling down the highway out of the blue my tachometer will start rapidly move up and down from 2 to 7 up and down. Then speedometer will stick at whatever speed I am traveling at. My volt/amp guage will rapidly jump up and down from 14 volts down to the bottom on 8 volts and back to 14 volts. This will continue untill I shut my engine off for a few minutes and restart. Then once I restart the engine the speedometer wil become unstuck and drop done to 0. Once I put it in gear and drive away everything is fine. Whenever this occurs I never have any check engine lights or service engine soon lights come on. No warnings whatsoever. It might be a week or even a month later till it does it again. Sometimes it may be three to six months. Also my cruise control does not work at all. I hardly ever use it maybe once a year when on a long trip. My Dodge Dealer said they cannot test if for I need to bring the vehicle it in when it is malfunctioning, but by the time it starts acting up and by the time I can get to the Dealer it stops for I have to shut the engine down and restart before I get an apointment set up with the dealership to bring it in. It always seems to happen when the dealership is not open or on a wekend. One mechanic I talked to over the internet chat room said it could be the transmission speed sensor another said it was the alternator. I had the engine completely tuned up and serviced at 125,000 and had the transmission oil and filter changed as well. The problem began before I had all this service done to it and continued after have the engine and transmission serviced.
have the same problem?
Friday, March 19th, 2010 AT 11:35 PM