Hello all! Great site for us soccer vehicle drivers. I too am suffering headaches from the 4th Gen Electrical gremlins. I have looked all over this site and found thread that discussed what seemed to be exactly what I am going through but had no resolution (like a lot of the threads here ). So here we go.
Our van is a touring edition with a 3.8L engine and approx 77K miles
The symptoms we suffer:
Flickering Gear indicator (PRND3L)
Sweeping gauges (Speedometer, Tachometer, Fuel, and Heat)
Radio cutting out for a quick moment and turning back on
If the A/C and or heater is off, a quick burst of air will come out
ABS and Brake light on instrument Cluster will briefly come on and then turn off
TRAC OFF indicator will turn on and off
Driver side sliding door almost closes completely and will re-open for no reason
Flickering interior lights
Occasionally, engine feels like it stutters about to turn off when all this happens.
A few times the engine has actually turned off. When that happens, the gauges will sweep all the way to max and then reset back to zero
All of the above mentioned items typically happen all together in harmony as if they were in a 70's disco.
What I've done so far to try to fix it:
Replaced the battery with a brand new factory (Chrysler) battery - $180
Replaced the IPM, Relays and fuses - $900
Replaced the BCM, - $600
Checked and cleaned the main ground (under the Battery tray) and instrument cluster ground (near the "B" piller on Driver side) - $150
Load test on New Battery and Alternator - $150
All of the fixes have been done a Chrysler Dealerships and they've spent about 3 weeks with the van (total).
As you can see, we have almost $2K invested in the fix and still having issues.
None of the 5 dealerships have been able to duplicate the problem. This is frustrating because it seems like I am just crying wolf to them. I have plenty of Cell phone video that I have taken of the problem as it is happening but they say it doesn't help.
One thing I have noticed, the van will act up on me when I am at exactly 1750RPM. It doesn't matter what gear I'm in as long as I am in a forward gear. If I engage the cruise control and set it to exactly 1750RPM, the van puts on quite a show!
OK all you experts, any thoughts?! please?! I am up to here with this thing...