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Old 11-27-2009, 10:26 PM
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gauges peg out

i have a friend that has a 2002 F150 and lately every time she goes to start it her gauges peg out like when the computer is reseting. what could cause this? thanks
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:32 PM
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I would start by checking the batteries and connections otherwise I have no idea
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My first thought aswell. maybe a ground issue?
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:39 PM
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Is the radio clock and other memory items restting like radio presets and trip computer and compass if equipped?

Sounds like Batt is giving up the fight.
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sure its not just a general test? i know some gm vehicles do that for self checks. did the gasser had a pcm flash recently?
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Old 11-27-2009, 11:40 PM
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I haven't been able to tear into it yet. Its cold rainy and dark here.
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She needs a new battery, I am 100 sure of this, mine used to do that when the battery was low all the time but I was too lazy to replace it.
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I learned something. The Lightning had been doing this lately but cranking fine. Guess I solved it when she got the newer battery from the diesel.
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