2003 Dodge Caravan Speedometer needle

Tiny
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2003 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 62000 miles

The speedometer needle on my Caravan is now below the peg. It hangs down to about the 7 oclock position. When I open the drivers door it jumps up to about 1/16 inch below the peg. When I turn the ignition switch on it moves tight up against the peg. Odometer still works. No warning lights. No other problems.

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Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 AT 11:56 AM

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Tiny
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DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING

DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING - SELF-DIAGNOSTICS
The instrument clusters are equipped with a self diagnostic test feature to help identify electronic problems. Prior to any test, perform the Self-Diagnostic Test. The self diagnostic system displays instrument cluster stored fault codes in the odometer display, sweeps the gauges to the calibration points, and bulb checks the warning indicators. When the key is in the ON position with the engine not running, the MIL will remain illuminated for regulatory purposes.
To activate the Self-Diagnostic program:
1.With the ignition switch in the OFF position, depress the TRIP ODOMETER RESET button. 2.Continue to hold the TRIP ODOMETER RESET button until Sof and a number (software version number (i.e. Sof 3.2 ) appears in the odometer window then release the button. If a fault code is present, the cluster will display it in the odometer display. When all fault codes have been displayed, the cluster will display "end" in the odometer display. Refer to the INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DTC'S table to determine what each trouble code means.


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Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 AT 4:21 PM
Tiny
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Ran the Trip Odometer Reset procedure. The system ran the cluster calibration and everything is back to normal.

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Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 AT 8:56 PM
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Ok great, your welcome.

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Thursday, August 28th, 2008 AT 12:57 PM
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Hi, I tried your procedure with the reset odometer button, but it didn't work, I have a 1996 chrysler intrepid, is it too old to have that program in it?

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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 1:50 AM
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What problems are you having?

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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 7:41 AM
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I replace the battery in my car, then the speedometer needle jumped to the other side of the peg. Then I tried to reset the it by pressing the reset odometer button, but it didn't work somehow. What can I do now? Thanks

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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 11:36 AM
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QUICK TEST 1. As a quick diagnosis, instrument cluster will perform a function check immediately after ignition is switched to RUN/START position. Electronic display, odometer/transmission range indicator and all warning lights EXCEPT low fuel, cruise, high beam, fog lamps and turn signal will light for a brief period. 2. If cluster is not receiving CCD bus messages, cluster will appear non-functional except for the continuously illuminated air bag indicator, and NO BUS message displayed. If instrument cluster in not receiving CCD bus messages, see appropriate VEHICLE COMMUNICATIONS article. CAUTION: When battery is disconnected, vehicle computer and memory systems may lose memory data. Driveability problems may exist until computer systems have completed a relearn cycle. See COMPUTER RELEARN PROCEDURES article in GENERAL INFORMATION before disconnecting battery. WARNING: Disconnect negative battery cable BEFORE servicing instrument panel. When power is required for test purposes, reconnect battery for specific test purpose ONLY. After specific test is completed, disconnect negative battery cable before continuing servicing procedures. Page 1 of 1 INSTRUMENT PANEL - ANALOG -1996 Dodge Intrepid 3/15/2009
Should reset by itself when you turn the key to start.
If not it needs to be scanned, but I would try removing the fuse for the cluster and leave it out for a minute and reinstall it, then retry the key. If that doesnt work, remove the neg battery cable leave off for a minute and retry.

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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 1:47 PM
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I think the last instruction will do it. Maybe your odometer receive a sudden jump of electricity. Removing fuse will most likely reset it to its original position.

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 AT 6:47 PM
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Check the date on this, It's probably fixed, no further reply made usually indicates a successful repair.

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 AT 1:47 PM
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I had a similar problem. The test procedure resolve the problem and speed and RPM indicator are operating again.

Thanks,

Michel

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Monday, July 13th, 2009 AT 3:00 PM
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The answer that keep on giving! Your welcome.

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 AT 8:49 AM
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We had some quite rain. It was on a Wednesday when my ride was about to go off and it was like jerking back and speedometer was going crazy. When I would come to a stop the speedometer would go back and forth. Help me

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Friday, February 24th, 2017 AT 2:22 PM
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This will be have to scanned for codes, but have a mechanic do it as it sounds like there is water intrusion getting into a module someplace. Because you said it happened when it rained.

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Friday, February 24th, 2017 AT 2:22 PM
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And it also has whining sound and it is jerky like it wants to go off. When at stop when I use heater the speedometer goes to 40 and back to 0. Why? Help

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Friday, February 24th, 2017 AT 2:22 PM
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Have it scanned for codes at auto parts then get back to us. I still think it is water intrusion. It is hard to understand your questions.

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Friday, February 24th, 2017 AT 2:22 PM
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These are the code it scan on my
P0700 and P2700 what does mean

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Friday, February 24th, 2017 AT 2:22 PM
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2003 Dodge Caravan Se

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Friday, February 24th, 2017 AT 2:22 PM
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Both of these deal with the transmission and you should take to a trans shop as it may be an internal problem.

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Friday, February 24th, 2017 AT 2:22 PM
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What if I changed the Transmission Fluild

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Friday, February 24th, 2017 AT 2:22 PM
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I gave you's the wrong codes it]
Definition- Code P0700 indicates a Transmission Control System(MIL Request).
ERROR CODES READ-
P0700 Automatic Transmission Control System Malfunction.
P0720 A/T Output Speed Senor-Low Output Above 15 MPH

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