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My car is a 1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3 L. I'm having trouble to

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Customer: My car is a 1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3 L. I'm having trouble to start and run the engine.My car STARTS-BUT THEN STALLS.I've checked the battery, the starter and both are good.The starter can start the engine but engine working only 2-3 sec and stops by itself.When the engine running 2-3 sec, I noticed that indicators on the dashboard (rpm) and (gasoline level) weren't working.TANK fuel GAUGE shows zero even fuel in tank is almost full.
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Customer: When they are working both (turned on by ignition key), there is no problem to start the engine and engine is running very well.This is the second time it wouldn't start in the winter whether.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 11 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you

the problem you have the the gauge cluster itself..

the cluster needs to be rebuilt or replaced..

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 11 months ago.

sometimes you can turn the key on and slap the top of the dash to jar the cluster and the gauges will begin to work,when they work it will start

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 11 months ago.

even if it does start,the luster will need to be replaced,if not it will quit again

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 11 months ago.

you can get a good buy on a cluster from your local salvage yard or at www.ebay.com

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 11 months ago.

thanks

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