little lost on intermitten? do i clean it or replace. thanks again for the help. thank god i dont have a gremlin lol.
Intermittent = happens sometimes
I am thinking that one or both of the electrical connectors is loose. So, the idea is to pull it, then re-install it.
i checked the net and still couldn't find the location, under the hood driver side in front of the the fuse box and behind the cruise control vacuum are two metal squares. one has two conns and the other had one large conn.
Directly behind the headlight is the TCM (Transmission Control Module) with one long connector (with a bolt).
Behind that is the PCM with two connectors. And inside the car just above the
parking brake is the junction box with the BCM (Body Control Module).
One of the reasons that I think the instrument cluster might be loose is that I
recently fixed a friends 98 Jeep Cheeroke that had a problem that sounds similar
to what you are describing.
They have owned the jeep for more than 10 years.
His boys used it for high school and college.
Both the boys and their dad admitted to banging on the dash when the gauges
would go dead. The more often the guages died, the more often they would bang
on the dash.
The Jeep instrument cluster uses the same connector design as in the LH cars.
It has the same two connectors. I pulled the Jeep cluster, then re-installed it.
Now that the connectors are seated properly again, nobody is banging on the dash.