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Old 05-30-2011, 07:27 PM
Finch1 Finch1 is offline
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Exclamation 1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 3.0 Weird Speedometer Issue

Ok so first off id like to say im new to the forum and ive looked many places but my issue is really odd...i purchased a 1998 ford ranger xlt 4x4 3.0 V6 about 2 weeks ago and noticed my odometer wasn't working. i purchased a used middle cluster (tac,odo,speedometer section) pulled the dash off and installed it. started my truck up everything seemed fine. (tach was responsive and the odo the one that resets functioned(my other one was so worn it stayed at 0) i did nothing but unplug the old one and put the new one in.(thanks for staying with me) went for a test drive and my odo reads fine (moves to miles actually traveled) no abs lights either! however the speedo seems to be stuck(it jumps up into random speeds however if u hit the top of the dash board it snaps back were the speed should be(used gps to get this far)and then gets stuck again =\.... the old speedometer worked flawless any ideas? could it be the motor inside the new cluster? the one that moves the needle for the speedo?theres no abs light and aslong as you keep tapping the dash it will read the speed your traveling accurately til it sticks witch is almost instant)Anyhelp would be appreciated im using my gps as my speedo for now but this bugs the shit out of me (could i swap motors from the cluster with the bad odo gears??) Or should i just buy a new cluster and go with it.
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:02 AM
sheltonfilms sheltonfilms is offline
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Default Re: 1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 3.0 Weird Speedometer Issue

I would take the cluster out and look at the needle. The needle could be pushed down too far so it has some resistance to turning. I would try pulling the needle up just a hair.
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