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Old 04-08-2008
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Sport Trac cluster help

I installed a 01 Sport Trac(white faced) cluster in my "96 Ranger,temp guage goes to high after warm up,check gauge lite comes on,plug old cluster in and it works normal(which is out of a 99 Explorer) ,check temp and its running 194*,got new temp/fuel gauge and still same problem.......is there more than "plug and play" on these clusters????...help please,going friggin' nuts trying to figure this out.............Thanks
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The dash harness wiring looks similar between the two. If your original Ranger cluster has a tach, you might be able to swap just the temp/fuel segment between the clusters. That should tell you if the gauge itself is OK or not.
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tried old guage in the Sport Tac pod,but it would not read at all,did buy new guage for the Sport Trac cluster and same problem.......I'm thinking maybe a bad printed circuit?
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cheching a lil' further into it here at work,I see my '96 temp sending unit is a single pin,vs the Sport Trac takes a 2 pin sending unit.....could be this is why it will not work????????
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i had the same problem when i swapped a sport trac cluster into my 95. if you look on the back of the temp gauge on your 96 cluster you will see a single resistor on there, the sport trac ones don't have one so you need to swap the temp gauges from the clusters. mine works normal now after i swapped them out
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i had the same problem when i swapped a sport trac cluster into my 95. if you look on the back of the temp gauge on your 96 cluster you will see a single resistor on there, the sport trac ones don't have one so you need to swap the temp gauges from the clusters. mine works normal now after i swapped them out
If I understand you right,use all the Sport Trac cluster,minus the temp guage,if so,how did you get the pointer back to the correct position?......
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i had the same problem when i swapped a sport trac cluster into my 95. if you look on the back of the temp gauge on your 96 cluster you will see a single resistor on there, the sport trac ones don't have one so you need to swap the temp gauges from the clusters. mine works normal now after i swapped them out
Thanks for the help!!!!!,did as you said and I have got a fully working cluster!!!..Thanks Tim..........
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