Please help...Gauges reading high, what should I do? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource
Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiast!

Go Back   Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource Arrow Ranger-Forums General Forum Arrow General Ford Ranger Discussion

General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-31-2012
Thread Starter

I am: Philip Stocker
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Rock Hill, SC
Vehicle: Ford Ranger
Posts: 5
Total Props: 0
Please help...Gauges reading high, what should I do?

I topped off my gas tank in my 94 Ranger STX 3.0L a couple of days ago and noticed that when full, the gauge reads WAY above full, much more than normal. Same thing for my ammeter and oil pressure and temp gauges. I also have an 85 Mustang SVO, and from my experiences with it, the instrument cluster voltage regulator was usually the fault. I know that things have changed a bit between my 85 SVO and my 94 Ranger, but I need to know if anyone has had this issue before and what the fix is? I have check and clean all of the obvious grounds between the engine and body, verified and cleaned my grounds at the negative terminal on the battery. Am I missing anything? Can anyone help me out with this?

Thanks all in advance.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 10-31-2012
Mcleary316's Avatar

I am: Mike Cleary
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Vehicle: 2004 Ford Ranger
Drive Type: 4x2
Engine: 3.0
Posts: 2,322
Total Props: 23
To me it seems like there is too much voltage going to the cluster. How to find the cause of this however, I have no idea haha.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 11-04-2012
87xlt's Avatar
I am: Shawn S
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: In my truck!
Vehicle: 1987 Ford Ranger 2.3L
Posts: 875
Total Props: 0
What is your battery voltage with the truck running? You could have a voltage regulator going out on you.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oil pressure gauge reading high LoBall 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 5 08-27-2013 08:13 PM
Gauges reading way above normal in my 94 Ranger!! phils95cobra General Technical & Electrical 0 10-30-2012 03:55 PM
Gauge swap done, Speedo reading REALLY high... Daedalus General Technical & Electrical 0 06-16-2010 04:57 PM
Adding Gauges, help please sniper_101 General Ford Ranger Discussion 6 12-03-2006 07:31 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:05 PM.