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We have a 1998 Dodge Neon that the speedometer will drop to…

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We have a 1998...

We have a 1998 Dodge Neon that the speedometer will drop to zero while the car is in motion....any ideas why this is happening?

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Neon yourself? What have you tried so far?

Have not tried anything...just trying to see if this is something that I can fix or do I need to find a mechanic?

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Not at this point

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Dodge Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 11 months ago
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Dodge Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 11 months ago

Dual overhead cam or single overhead cam? Is the check engine light on?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Not sure what the cam status is but the check engine light did come on and went off while driving.
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 11 months ago

Does odometer still change mileage during problem?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Sorry...it is actually the speedometer, not the odometer..
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 11 months ago

I know but does odometer still count up mileage during problem or does it stop?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
it continues to change...
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
The odometer continues to count up mileage...
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 11 months ago

This would mean the instrument cluster "gauge assembly" has failed. You can buy a used one from salvage yard with similar mileage and install yourself. You can look on ebay and www.car-parts.com for replacement part if they do not have one locally. Let me know if you have questions. Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
thanks for your diagnosis!!
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 11 months ago

No problem, I'm happy to help. Thanks again and have a good evening.

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Dodge Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 10 months ago

Ever get it figured out? Please do not forget to rate answer. Thanks.

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