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  1. tracyhunter

    tracyhunter Member

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    turned on the key to start the truck this morning and all the gages max out.ie the tac went to max rpm, speed o went to 120,and it would not start.just clicked.charged the batt and it started but when i turn on the key it still max's out the instruments.any idea's?

    thank's tracy
     
  2. Catpower

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    Possibly a short in the instrument cluster that caused the battery to die?????

    Maybe if you disconnected the battery they might reset, might not either but might be worth a try
     
  3. Shooting Jack

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    dead battery or bad connections everytime.
     
  4. TommyTEREX

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    Tracy, I have a 2010 f150, the gauges do this every time I start it.

    Have your battery tested, also your charging system, I don`t think the gauges are a problem.

    Tom R.
     
  5. trapshooteraa27aa

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    Its a ford. nuff said..lol
     
  6. CharlieAMA

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    I just had a new instrument cluster put in my 2006 F-250 last week. The speedometer stay on 40 mph when you shut it off. The cluster cost $449.23, and basxxxxs charged me $25 frieght. Had some other stuff fixed while it was in the shop. They also charged me $148.50 for some computer BS, I guess to reprogram it. If thats your problem, I thought this might give you some ideas. Charlie Henderson
     
  7. torqueman

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    look around the engine compartment for signs of mice they may have chewed your wires look under the fuse box happens in cold weather alot! good luck JOE
     
  8. SPRINTBENDER

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    If it turns out that it is the cluster you can send it out and have it rebuilt.

    http://www.instrumentclusters.com

    I just had one for a Roush Mustang rebuilt and they were very reasonable and shipping was included both ways. If if recall it was about $250.

    Vern
     
  9. Ahab

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    F O R D

    For Old Retired Dudes

    Found On Road Dead

    Fix Or Repair Daily
     
  10. CharlieAMA

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    Ford- First on race day. Charlie
     
  11. Ross

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    No Charlie F-O-R-D stands for fourth or fifth on race day. GRIN from Ross a Chevy guy.
     
  12. CharlieAMA

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    Ross- Don't tell Carl Edwards that!!! LOL ,Charlie
     
  13. shotgunner50

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    Tracy,

    Had the same thing happen to my 06 dodge. It was a dead short in the battery. Installed new battery and everything was ok.

    M. Taylor
     
  14. stokinpls

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    Speaking of dead batteries.
     
  15. LUGNUTZ426

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    Flip Over...Read Directions
     
  16. BAD 303

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    At least Ford is not on the government teet still. Be nice if people supported companies that stand alone and don't expect the taxpayer to bail them out when they should be long gone. Taxpayers in this country have the shortest memories imaginable. Pay out the azz and thru the nose in taxes and then turn right around and reward the same company that should be history with more of their hard earned money. Laughable really.
     
  17. gailmk67

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    I am glad someone remembers! Good for you Bad303. Probably one of the best reasons to support and buy a FORD. The other American auto companies the US tax payer supported and received nothing in return. Lot of bad mouthing toward the individual(s) that are subsidized by US tax dollars, GM certainly received its fair share of welfare but... they make the Corvette so thats OK.

    Regards
     
  18. 8708

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    Well, to get back to the OP... I drive a F-150, 2010 version...

    What TommyTEREX said, The guages do that every time it is started.
     
  19. gun1357

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    The workers at GM make the worlds most popular automobiles. I will give them my support. That said, the tach and oil pressure gages on my Escalade will occasionally max out. Ron
     
  20. BAD 303

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    That is funny stuff right there. Hell we all gave them our support whether we wanted to or not. Pure BS. Should never happen in this country. You want to support workers i think deserve it?
     
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