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how can i fix my jeep to stay running runs about 3 seconds and shuts off. security light on not flashing. Gauges not always working.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 1 year ago.
Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.I will do my best to assist youwhat is the year,model and engine size?does it only do this when the gauges arent working?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No first the gauges started working off and on and security light was on and not flashing. I took off battery cables off to reset computers,after i put cables back on thats when it would start and only run for three seconds.
Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 1 year ago.
but..are the gauges working now?
are the lights lighting up in the cluster?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The lights light up when i turn the key to the on position and go back out after bulb check, then light with picture of key and circle through it comes back on.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Gauges do not work for the three seconds that it runs.
Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 1 year ago.
ok
i would think your problem is the instrument cluster,,these were known for this,,sometimes you can slap the top of the dash to jar[vibrate] the cluster,then the gauges may begin to work,,the jeep should run as long as the gauges work,,still yet,the cluster will need to be replaced..\
you can get a good buy on a new cluster at www.ebay.com or from your local salvage yard..
also,there is a company in TN. that rebuilds the clusters..
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No i do not accept your answer,i learned that much by googling it. I will not give you a bad review,but want my money back.
Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 1 year ago.
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