1997 Town and Country LXI gauges will not respond and engine will not stay started when key is turned?
I had the same problem and found it was the "Map sensor" I replaced it and the car runs fine now
The check gauges light comes on when one of the gauges is out of its safe range. It could be the alternator over or under charging, oil pressure low, or the engine overheating. The check gauges light comes on when one of the gauges is out of its safe range. It could be the alternator over or under charging, oil pressure low, or the engine overheating.
Seems kinda crazy but GM started adding that warning light to its cars and trucks in the early 90's. This light comes on when you first start the car (along with many of the other warning lights) so that you can verify that the light bulbs in all those warning lights are working and not burned out. BUT, if the CHECK GAUGES warning light comes on while driving, it means one or more of the…
It means that the hydraulics which operate your fuel and temperature gauges may be leaking or damaged. One or more of the gauges is out of the normal operating range when engine is running. It could be the oil pressure gauge is reading to low, the temperature gauge is reading to high or the voltmeter is reading to low so, check the gauges.
The check gauges light usually means that one of the gauges is out of its normal range. It could be due to an overheat, a under/over charging alternator, low oil pressure.... Because one or more of the gauges is not in the safe zone. ie: over/under charging, overheating, low oil pressure..... Either your engine temperature is too high , your oil pressure is too low , or your gas gauge is at or near empty
Had the same problem on two occasions with my 99 Blazer...sounds as though your alternator is going bad. The car will run good while the battery is charged up, but as the battery wears down, the engine will run poorly and the gauges will operate erratically. Eventually, the battery will not have enough energy to allow the engine to run, and it will stall.