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Old 09-10-2012, 08:52 AM   #1
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Hey Guys,

My needles on my instrument cluster are going bananas. Sometimes they are working and measuring the right stuff and then yesterday and today, nothing. Some hang all the way to the left and others to the right. This happens intermittently. Any ideas on why this is happening? It is very strange...
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:30 AM   #2
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What year stang??

I would check your battery and alternator to start with.
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It is 1994 V6 3.8L. The battery is brand new (about a month or so old). There does not appear to be any issue with the alternator.
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I'm sorry, but brand new does not matter. If you have not had the two tested you'll need to do that to have them eliminated. I've had brand new batteries go bad right after I bought it.
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Even though I have had no starting issues or anything with the battery it can still be bad? Is that what you are saying?
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If all juice sources are good, could be your connection or even gears in the cluster. Take to account this is only my guesstamation
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Re: Dead Gauges...

My guages seem to have a delay when I start my car. Takes them bout 30 seconds to work after the engine starts. Is that normal? It's a 01 v6.
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Even though I have had no starting issues or anything with the battery it can still be bad? Is that what you are saying?
No! All I'm saying is just have them checked at Autozone. When they are checking it they might find something. I've had new alts and batts that were bad and bought new.

---------- Post added at 11:35 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:31 AM ----------

One more thing I forgot on that year stang...... Check fuse number 18 if it's bad it can cause that issue too.
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No! All I'm saying is just have them checked at Autozone. When they are checking it they might find something. I've had new alts and batts that were bad and bought new.

---------- Post added at 11:35 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:31 AM ----------

One more thing I forgot on that year stang...... Check fuse number 18 if it's bad it can cause that issue too.
Fuse number 18 under the dash. Cool, I will give it a look.
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