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1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L V6

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by jamesA, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Alright... I have the same engine as a 99+ Mustang V6... (for the most part anyway) in my work truck. Sometimes the needles like to go insane.

    The other day the speedo stuck at 40, so I'm cruising in a 45 limit and I'm like fuck, not going the limit so I throttle it. Look down, still at 40.

    So I hit the dash and the needles pop to where they should be and I'm doing 60.

    Everynow and then they'll just flop all over the place, sometimes they'll stick etc.

    Is this a mechanical issue with the gauges? VSS or any other sensors? ECU problem perhaps? Give me some insight before I wander into work and let my dad know.
     
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    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    remove the gauge cluster and see if the needle is sitting flush on the face of the cluster. i had (well still have) a similar problem in my Ranger with the temp gauge because i pushed the needle down to far onto the cluster so its stuck. i just need to fix it sometime...

    oh and if that dont work for ya, then hell i dunno what to tell ya...
     
  3. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    It's all four needles that do it... probably should have mentioned that.

    Which leads me to think that it's a cluster (fuck) problem.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Ya'll shoulda seen the gauges today... they were dancing around like wacked out crack whores at a night club. It was funny.
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Sell it and buy a real van an E350 superduty
     
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