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post #1 of 8 Old 04-06-2013, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Gauge cluster and radio blackout

Hi new here I have a 2003 6.0 107k I'm driving down the highway no load or nothing and the abs light comes on, the cluster starts to dim and by the time I pull off the radio is out and the cluster is completely dead with the exception of the abs light and the airbag. Also when I put it into reverse it is not smooth it clunks into gear but other than that it drives well. Thank you!
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Update: has to get jumped to get home same thing happened but when I pulled over it died had to get it towed home. My guess is the alternator
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That's what mine did when my alternator went out.


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What kind of alternator did you buy to replace it?
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It's a motor craft alternator bigger than stock. Not sure how many amps. I can check later


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Thanks for all your help I bought a be one dropped it in in what seemed like world record time and charged the batteries a bit and she started right up. One thing though the fuel gauge is taking forever to go back to full is that normal?
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Wow that was fast. Glad it's working again. Don't know bout the fuel gauge.


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It's slowly going up I'm at 3/4 tank and I've gone 20 miles ha
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