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kaderast
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5/22/2006
23:47:42

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For some reason my 'check gauges' light on my instrument panel displays and chimes on random occasions. Seems to be more often than not when I'm turning hard. Does this make sense to anyone? Anyone have a similar problem? All the gauges are working just fine, I have no idea what's going on.

'97 318 4x4



jerry
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5/23/2006
01:09:46

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Could be something is low on fluid - kind of like my gas warning chime goes off if I'm going uphill and the gas flows to the back. Going around a corner would throw fluids to one side and maybe setting off a warning. Just a thought.



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5/23/2006
09:15:57

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Possible , loose ground " chassis " connection !
Will be probably up in there behind instrument panel..



Lurkin
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5/23/2006
15:05:14

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Clock spring?

My 02 would occasionally chime with the ABS light when my clock spring went bad (twice...).

Try honking the horn when it chimes, if the horn doesn't work either, then the clock spring is on it's way out.



kaderast
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5/24/2006
21:18:42

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I think Jerry might be on to something. The light only flashes when I go around a sharp corner. As soon as I come out of it the light goes off. Interesting.....maybe I should check all my fluids.




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5/24/2006
23:51:02

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Sounds like a momentary oil pressure loss.... next time look at your oil pressure .. see if the needle moves ......



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5/25/2006
00:50:28

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i'm with forseti on this one....i had the same problem and it was when i had an oil leak. if i filled the oil it didn't do it for a few weeksbut then when itgot low again i couldn't turn without the gauge dropping and and the check engine light coming on.



mopar4u
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5/25/2006
13:52:06

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I had the same problem as Lurkin stated above. ABS light would come on and chime, but then all of a sudden go off. It would only do this on sharp turns. It was the clock spring. This is my second one within 44,000 miles. The first time it went bad my horn wouldn't work at times.



kaderast
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5/27/2006
15:18:39

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Both of these sound like feasible options, except: A. my truck doesn't have ABS, and B. I have no oil leak and pressure gauge stays fine when the light comes on. Anything else it could be?



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5/29/2006
09:39:08

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You might see if this somehow causes more voltage draw. I sometimes see that light come on when using the electric plow control a lot - the voltage will become marginal; and I'll get that check gauges light. Something could be just slightly out of spec and hard to see...

Lead, follow, or get out of the way

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6/01/2006
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Bump



Billy
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1/04/2013
11:45:13

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98 Dakota 3.9 automatic. recently ran into similar problem. Oil
pressure drops to 0, check gauges light comes on, sometimes
it stays on for a few minutes sometimes just flickers back from
normal to 0. Also when I come to a complete stop it has
developed a tendency to stall, will start back fine and drive
normally but I found this strange. Any ideas???



daddio
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1/04/2013
13:34:58

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The oil pressure problem, Hook up a mechanical pressure gauge to it and see what is actually going on before you spin a bearing. as far as stalling, could be a few things. Have you tuned it up lately? Have you tried cleaning the IAC?



gabe
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7/09/2013
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gabe
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ok my problem is when I start my truck the oil pressure is at zero and it will stay there until I turn it off and then turn it back on then its fine




Lufty
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7/10/2013
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I had the same problem. I replaced the sending unit and it
works fine now.



Brick
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10/03/2013
09:55:56

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My check gauges light has come on 3 times now. The first and second time it said that my battery was low... these two were on the same day and if I turned it off and on it would come back on OK... ??

This time, today, I looked at my gauges and the temp gauge was going up to hot... I opened the hood and it was not hot... no steam. I checked the oil and while it was not to the full mark it was in the safe area.

My Dakota is a 2002 Sport with the V6 and auto.

Any input would be very much appreciated.



cyndy
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3/11/2014
12:00:38

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Check Guages light comes on after driving a couple of miles & the battery guage drops to L.



Trista
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5/07/2016
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i have a 98 dodge dakota sport magnum and my abs
and brake light have came on and not come off also
this is the second time my check gauges light
blinks and then disappears does anyone have a clue
as to what this may be.



juan
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5/11/2016
04:55:39

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For dodge Dakota 1997 the check gages light some one
fix the problem ? My truck doing the same.



Savannah
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4/23/2017
13:54:03

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My 2001 dodge Dakota check gages like
stay. And my oil prssures stays at zero
and its hard too turn someone's please
help



Joann Johnson
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9/28/2017
07:52:03

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2003 Dodge Dakota V8 4.7. Gage light for battery
comes on. We have had the alternator and battery
checked and they are fine. Checked the ground and
it is fine. Replaced the battery cable ends. Any
ideas, we are at a loss. Someone please help



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