the problem is the plug that plugs into the back of the cluster...you can take these apart and rebend the connectors to make them fit tight and fix this problem[write down the wire location on paper in the plug before takeing apart so you can put them back in the same location....
yes,these will not start when it will loose connection to the cluster,,it will trip the anti-theft syatem,,both are powered by the bcm[body control module]
The car would start without the dash instrument cluster plugged in..???I know this because I moved it into the garage with the dash ripped apart. It ran very rough; but started none the less. After the cluster was replaced sunday; we drove the car and when we started it up again; the radio and digital lights for the north/south and radio were suddenly not working. After driving a short distance (maybe 12 miles) all came back up??? I just wanted to provide you with this information, as I have no idea why any of this is occuring. Are these prongs ground connections in the dash?? I am confused--as you can tell, by all the odd things happening here... thanks gene
hi gene..i have seen this many times on these dodges..yes,it will start and run if you leave it unplugged...but with it plugged up,if it hasent got a good connection to all the terminals and if the gear selector light doesnt light up,,it wont start,,,the wires that plug into the cluster comes from the bcm...if you will take the plug apart and tighten the terminals,it will fix your problem
Sorry for not getting back to you. Had to work all last week. Am doing the repair today. I will let you know what happens gene
can you hear your fuel pump come on in the fuel tank when you first turn the key on for about 2 seconds?
you need to check this..take off the fuel cap..have your help to turn on the key...you should hear the pump come on for a couple of seconds..let me know
yes..these will stick and not pump fuel ..let me know
so the van wont start at all now?
what you need to do..is when it wont start....listen to see if the fuel pump is running..i think the pump is sticking..these will do this when they first start going bad...be really hard to diagnose with it running properly
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no..the scanner want scan the fuel pressure