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I recently purchased a 1992 Dodge Dakota. It has 19,800 miles on the odometer and is a 5.2 V8 automatic. When I drive the Dakota, the engine randomly dies on me. There is not sputtering, coughing or anything to indicate an issue. The tachometer just flatlined to zero and it turned off. When the engine is on it runs really strong, no hesitations or lack of ...
One day I went to back out of a parking spot, and my reverse gear would not engage. I went forward a bit, and then had a guy help me push it into the parking lot. I had all of my forward gears. I didn't notice unusual tacking in the low gears, however when I was about 50-60 mph, my tachometer would read 3000. When I let off the accelerator, it went down to ...
The dash lights are out on my 1999 Mitsubishi Galant, (speedometer, tachometer, etc.), is there a fuse for that, or do you have to replace a bulb?
It seems the 07 Chevrolet Cobalt sounds like its high revs. What is the tachometer supposed to read at 50 mph?
The needles on my speedometer tachometer etc stopped illuminating

I have a 1999 Mitsubishi Galant and my rpm instrument (tachometer) does not register when engine is running. Do you have any suggestions? 


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