98 Voyager!

Discussion in 'Voyager' started by L.G.R., Jun 16, 2007.

  1. L.G.R.

    L.G.R. Guest

    Hi everyone.
    I have a problem as once in a while i start the car and nothing works on the
    board. Neither the temperature gage nor the gaz gage nor the speed needle.
    Everything is dead only on the board. Everything else works fine. And it
    comes back to normal after few hours of non running the car such at the nex
    morning.
    Anyone ever had the same problem? Thanks in advance.
    L.G.T.
     
    L.G.R., Jun 16, 2007
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  2. L.G.R.

    dave gower Guest

    "L.G.R." <louisg.roy@(enlever)videotron.ca> wrote

    > I have a problem as once in a while i start the car and nothing works on
    > the board. Neither the temperature gage nor the gaz gage nor the speed
    > needle. Everything is dead only on the board. Everything else works fine.
    > And it comes back to normal after few hours of non running the car such at
    > the nex morning.
    > Anyone ever had the same problem?


    Yup. Last year on my 98 Voyager.

    It's a common problem. The circuit board gets cracks in the solder joints.
    The solution is a recycled cluster. Easy to find at a yard and not tough to
    replace if you're handy ( a Hayne's or similar manual helps). Any decent
    tech can do the job in an hour or so. Any Voyager or Caravan 96-2000 will
    fit but try to find a 2000, they are better. Good luck.
     
    dave gower, Jun 16, 2007
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  3. L.G.R.

    L.G.R. Guest

    Thank you very much. But you don't mean to change the whole part of the dash
    that contains the gauges and the speed counter? And ain't there no recall
    from the company on that specific part?
    L.G.R.

    "dave gower" <> a écrit dans le message de news:
    d909d$46741479$d8fed054$...
    >
    > "L.G.R." <louisg.roy@(enlever)videotron.ca> wrote
    >
    >> I have a problem as once in a while i start the car and nothing works on
    >> the board. Neither the temperature gage nor the gaz gage nor the speed
    >> needle. Everything is dead only on the board. Everything else works fine.
    >> And it comes back to normal after few hours of non running the car such
    >> at the nex morning.
    >> Anyone ever had the same problem?

    >
    > Yup. Last year on my 98 Voyager.
    >
    > It's a common problem. The circuit board gets cracks in the solder joints.
    > The solution is a recycled cluster. Easy to find at a yard and not tough
    > to
    > replace if you're handy ( a Hayne's or similar manual helps). Any decent
    > tech can do the job in an hour or so. Any Voyager or Caravan 96-2000 will
    > fit but try to find a 2000, they are better. Good luck.
    >
     
    L.G.R., Jun 16, 2007
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  4. L.G.R.

    maxpower Guest

    "L.G.R." <louisg.roy@(enlever)videotron.ca> wrote in message
    news:IYRci.78941$...
    > Hi everyone.
    > I have a problem as once in a while i start the car and nothing works on

    the
    > board. Neither the temperature gage nor the gaz gage nor the speed needle.
    > Everything is dead only on the board. Everything else works fine. And it
    > comes back to normal after few hours of non running the car such at the

    nex
    > morning.
    > Anyone ever had the same problem? Thanks in advance.
    > L.G.T.
    >
    >

    It could be a circuit board problem or a communication problem with the BCM
    (Body Control Module) . You may want to have the BCM scanned for any faults
    codes before you just install a circuit board.

    Glenn Beasley
    Chrysler Tech
     
    maxpower, Jun 16, 2007
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  5. L.G.R.

    L.G.R. Guest

    "maxpower" <> a écrit dans le message de news:
    ...
    >
    > "L.G.R." <louisg.roy@(enlever)videotron.ca> wrote in message
    > news:IYRci.78941$...
    >> Hi everyone.
    >> I have a problem as once in a while i start the car and nothing works on

    > the
    >> board. Neither the temperature gage nor the gaz gage nor the speed
    >> needle.
    >> Everything is dead only on the board. Everything else works fine. And it
    >> comes back to normal after few hours of non running the car such at the

    > nex
    >> morning.
    >> Anyone ever had the same problem? Thanks in advance.
    >> L.G.T.
    >>
    >>

    > It could be a circuit board problem or a communication problem with the
    > BCM
    > (Body Control Module) . You may want to have the BCM scanned for any
    > faults
    > codes before you just install a circuit board.
    >
    > Glenn Beasley
    > Chrysler Tech


    Thank you.
    In fact a Chrysler dealer just changed the BCM and an other part that have
    to be programed to the serial number of the car and charged me 1500$. And it
    does that now. They have changed those 2 modules because the car just
    woul'nd start any more. They also canceled the anti thief. I will go back to
    the garage monday morning.
    Have a good week end.
    L.G.R.
    >
    >
     
    L.G.R., Jun 16, 2007
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  6. L.G.R.

    dave gower Guest

    "L.G.R." <louisg.roy@(enlever)videotron.ca> wrote

    > ...you don't mean to change the whole part of the dash that contains the
    > gauges and the speed counter? And ain't there no recall from the company
    > on that specific part?


    The problem is probably in the circuit board which feeds the whole cluster,
    so yes you have to replace the whole thing. That's the way cars are made
    these days. As to a recall, you could ask but my local dealer didn't mention
    it last year and I doubt it very much. It is 9 years old after all.

    BTW Glenn's suggestion is very valid, but what I was told is if it's coming
    and going (as against just failing) it's likely the cluster not computer.

    Good luck.
     
    dave gower, Jun 17, 2007
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  7. L.G.R.

    L.G.R. Guest

    "maxpower" <> a écrit dans le message de news:
    ...
    >
    > "L.G.R." <louisg.roy@(enlever)videotron.ca> wrote in message
    > news:IYRci.78941$...
    >> Hi everyone.
    >> I have a problem as once in a while i start the car and nothing works on

    > the
    >> board. Neither the temperature gage nor the gaz gage nor the speed
    >> needle.
    >> Everything is dead only on the board. Everything else works fine. And it
    >> comes back to normal after few hours of non running the car such at the

    > nex
    >> morning.
    >> Anyone ever had the same problem? Thanks in advance.
    >> L.G.T.
    >>
    >>

    > It could be a circuit board problem or a communication problem with the
    > BCM
    > (Body Control Module) . You may want to have the BCM scanned for any
    > faults
    > codes before you just install a circuit board.
    >
    > Glenn Beasley
    > Chrysler Tech


    Hi! Finaly they changed the BCM and the PCM at the cost of 1700$. And the
    problem is still there (occasionaly dead cluster board), but now the car
    start all the time.
    I suspect that the car wouln'd start even after changing those two parts, so
    they bypassed the anti thief because they have disconnected it. I have asked
    them to bypast the anti thief at the first place but they said that is too
    complicated, so they din't.
    My next step is to change the cluster board.
    I think of writing Chrysler about it.
    L.G.R.

    >
    >
     
    L.G.R., Jun 20, 2007
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