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What do these instruments read?

What do these guages read out? Battery, oil, and...what?

Every Ford i've owned/operated (4) these instruments always stay the same. What exactly do they read?

And why the heck don't they move


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battery volts on bottom, oil pressure on top

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battery volts on bottom, oil pressure on top
I just replaced my batteries two days ago with brand new ones. Before and after i replaced them that guage was in the middle. It's like that on every Ford i've driven. I remember changing the battery on my dads expedition....didn't move....WTF?

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I never said they were accurate. lol Nothing on that cluster is accurate

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I never said they were accurate. lol Nothing on that cluster is accurate
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...............just frustrates me

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Wait..... the battery one my be alternator output. That would explain why it was working with bad batts

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They are dummy gauges. I dont think the temp gauge is though. Something stupid like 7psi oil pressure is needed to put that bad boy right in the middle, less it will fall back down any more and it will stick where it always is.
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They are dummy gauges. I dont think the temp gauge is though. Something stupid like 7psi oil pressure is needed to put that bad boy right in the middle, less it will fall back down any more and it will stick where it always is.
This is true. I think its 11 psi though

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Why would ford put in non-functional gauges

They move when i turn the truck off/on though.

They just always go back to the same spot

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This is true. I think its 11 psi though
I think it was 7 on my ranger

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Why would ford put in non-functional gauges

They move when i turn the truck off/on though.

They just always go back to the same spot
I have no idea? Maybe the bare minimum is 11 psi to keep the motor alive.

Dunno bro.
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