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post #1 of 4 Old 08-03-2005, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Erratic speedometer, fuel gauge, tach

I have a 1996 Cherokee classic. Recently, the gauges have gone haywire, flipping back and forth and then ceasing to function at all. I checked for a trouble code, but there isn't one. I changed the VSS (vehicle speed sensor), but it didn't do any good. Does anyone have a clue what could be the problem? Maybe the computer? How to check?

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-03-2005, 06:17 PM
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Try cleaning the connectors in the back of the panel. It seems to be a problem in many jeeps. I have a 98 had to clean them. And there have been a few posts with instrument related problems.

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-13-2005, 01:03 AM
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clean and tighten the ground on the passenger side of the motor beside the oil filter, thats the ground for the gages
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-13-2005, 06:35 AM
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I had the same problem when my battery died.

I got a bost from the shopping store gaurd and drove home but all the indicators were going crazy because the old battery was shorting out continually.

Bought a new battery installed it and all is now fine !!
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