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Old July 11th, 2009, 04:49 PM   #1
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van has battery light on, no fuel gauge, E-light is on, ABS light on.
dash display no longer shows what gear it is in. the PRNDL are still there,
just none get highlighted when put into gear

volt gauge shows good battery voltage, and good alternator output.
battery cables tight.

last repairs done were new battery, over a month ago. new fuel sending unit a few months ago. and some other stuff i cant remember off the top of my head.

everything happened at once.


any ideas? im
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Old July 11th, 2009, 05:06 PM   #2
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bad ground somewhere would be first place to look
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Old July 11th, 2009, 05:17 PM   #3
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bad ground somewhere would be first place to look
cool thanks. we talking like a main ground or some little small 16ga wire
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check the ground for the body to engine, engine to main wiring harness behind cylinder head, and battery to body.
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Old July 11th, 2009, 05:21 PM   #5
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check the ground for the body to engine, engine to main wiring harness behind cylinder head, and battery to body.
ugh, i was afraid of something like that....
thanks a bunch
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i just had problems with my camaro and turned out the wires grounding to cylinder head were loose. tightened them up and problem solved.
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luckily on the van the doghouse comes off giving full access to that area
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It could also be the Gauge Cluster it's self...when they short out and go bad they do funny stuff like that.
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luckily on the van the doghouse comes off giving full access to that area
yeah, i have had it off before.
i just really suck it problems like this, and all my mom is saying is "oh great its gunna blow up on me"!!!
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so lets say its the ground fromm body to head. can i make a new temp ground to see it the problems go away to avoid taking the dog house out?
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trying to accuratly determine which wire is used for ground for the cluster is just as hard as taking the dog house off. since you said you had the battery replaced not that long ago look at the negative cable. it should have a small lead coming off it that goes to the body near the battery. see if thats intact still.
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all my mom is saying is "oh great its gunna blow up on me"!!!
Tell her it will only blow up if her speed drops below 55mph
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trying to accuratly determine which wire is used for ground for the cluster is just as hard as taking the dog house off. since you said you had the battery replaced not that long ago look at the negative cable. it should have a small lead coming off it that goes to the body near the battery. see if thats intact still.
looked at that. although i did not take anything apart it looked to be just fine.
no corrosion of any kind and was pretty clean and no green wires.

i attempted to fallow the larger ground but it went down underneath the radiator and up someplace, then she took her car so that's as far as i got.
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grab a set of jumper cables, hook both clamps on one end to the battery negative terminal, then connect the other end of the cables, one clamp to the engine, and one to the body...temporary grounds...but if all of the problems are in the cluster, chances are the cluster is what is failing
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well last night the leaf spring snapped in the rear. and i have zero free time to fix either of these issues so it is being taken in.

thanks for your input.
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