Hi everyone. I have a 2001 Chrysler T&C Limited. I bought it used, it has just over 120,600 miles on it; I've had it two months.
Yesterday, I noticed that the speedometer wasn't working. The hand (like the hand of a clock, for lack of a better term) wasn't moving at all. The RPM dial was working, as was all of the other instruments.
When I got home, I looked and the hand was seated past the little black post on the dial where the hand would usually sit when the van was turned off. I went in and called the local Chrysler dealer and described the problem. Was told that usually it isn't repairable and that I would have to replace the entire "instrument cluster". The technician was willing to try to reset it for $150 labor, but couldn't guarantee that would work. Otherwise, I was quoted $150 labor + $754 for the part = $904 before tax. That is a really steep bill for me right now, especially since I just bought the vehicle.
I was wondering if anyone else had experienced this, and what you ended up doing to fix it. I was hoping there might be a simple fix (but I know realistically there probably isn't one).