Problem with guages on start... - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 05-10-2013, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
MA-n-GA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Columbus, GA
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to MA-n-GA
Problem with guages on start...

Did a search but couldnt find problem similar to mine.

Once in a while when I crank my truck, the gauge wont register and "Check Gauges" warning and CEL light come on. Truck starts and runs without problem. But when it happens I shut truck off, recrank it and all the gauges work normally, and the 2 warning lights are off.

I have checked fuses and dont find any blown. Next move is to take cluster out and look for any bad wires. Plus want to clean and replace bulbs in there.


Has anyone had a problem like this? If so, could I get some info on an area to look at??

THX for all and any info

Mike

2002--4x4--F-250 Turbo'd 7.3 Crew Cab--
93 Summer Edition mustang-- Coyote swap underway --""FOR SALE""

http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/signaturepics/sigpic194722_3.gif
MA-n-GA is offline  
post #2 of 3 Old 08-31-2013, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
MA-n-GA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Columbus, GA
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to MA-n-GA
TTT....


Anyone have this problem? Went a couple months without any problems and then all sudden it acted up 3x's in last 1.5 weeks. Like mentioned truck rubs normal when it happens, all it is gauges drop.. Couple times I did catch it when it happend, when I cranked the truck. Start truck gauges all do normal for few seconds, the tach drops to 0, little gauges drop and check gauge lights up. Turn truck off and crank it back up and everything is fine. And was doing fine, for last couple months until recently..

Mike

2002--4x4--F-250 Turbo'd 7.3 Crew Cab--
93 Summer Edition mustang-- Coyote swap underway --""FOR SALE""

http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/signaturepics/sigpic194722_3.gif
MA-n-GA is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 09-01-2013, 05:22 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 6,192
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 73 Post(s)
Thanks: 7
Thanked 232 Times in 223 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
The two things I would check are the OD sw wire under the column, It's common for it to chafe there and the beginnings of a short could confuse the cluster (they're on the same supply - fuse #45).

Also, on an '02, the transition from the battery + cable to the Fuseable Links is a problematic connection. Look at the top of the dr inner fenderwell (under the hood), next to the airbox for a 1X1 plastic cover that says "High Current" (or something like that). Under there is a bolt-type connector prone to corrosion.
NoRalPh is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome