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I went to start my 2002 dodge dakota and the gauges quit, no

Customer Question

I went to start my 2002 dodge dakota and the gauges quit, no turn over and my fuel pump relay started clicking until I unplugged it. Replaced with my ac relay and same issue. No crank no start and as soon as I try to crank the fuel pump relay goes nuts until unplugged.
JA: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?
Customer: Starts everday 212,000 miles
JA: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I tried checking all grounds in engine bay
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: When guages did come on a few times they were intermintent.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 5 months ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  Amedee replied 5 months ago.

I will try my best to answer all of your questions.

However, before we get started, please let me mention a few things.

1. If at any point you would like to speak on the phone, please feel free to request a phone call on your end and I can call you right away.

2. If you dont understand any technical terms or anything that I mention (component tests or theory or operation), please let me know and I will provide you with a more in debt explanation or answer.

3. Please understand that I am here to help you anyway I can.

Have you checked for codes in the computer?

Can I start by getting your VIN?

Thank you!