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Old 07-29-2011
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I am: Thomas Bradshaw
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Speedometer Swap Question

I have a 97 Ranger 4.0 5spd. I bought some "white stick on faces for my gauges" and now they are starting to bubble up in certain areas due to heat and what not. My temp gauge has stopped working (put a new thermostat in....but didn't fix it) and also my speedometer and odometer has stopped working (the white tenth of a mile still rolls but nothing else will). I was looking at getting a new cluster set for the truck and i also want a tach gauge too (like a sport trak) but everywhere i have looked.....they are all for an automatic vehicle. Does this matter when deciding what cluster i want? I have read on here that 95-03 ranger/explorer clusters are compatible with my truck (plug and play mainly). Thanks
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Old 07-29-2011
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The only difference is the little block that shows the PRND21. They have delete blocks that just go inside there that are blank. Also with an automatic they have the O/D indicator. I'm pretty sure that's it
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Old 07-29-2011
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So your stick on gauge faces cover the entire face of the gauge right? Like you had to remove your needles to get it on? Since you said it was bubbling up I suspect your gauge faces are putting pressure on your needles rendering them motionless. This however is just a guess, but could explain why a new thermostat didn't fix the problem. Your odometer though, I havn't the foggiest.
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