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Old 01-16-2009, 02:28 AM
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Default 1994 Mazda B3000/Ford Ranger fuel gauge and temperature gauge not working?

Just wondering if there is a fuse somewhere for the fuel and temp gauge? doesn't show one in the fuse diagram. i also heard something about a module that controls the gauges behind the cluster somewhere, is this true? Any help would be appreciated as to what to do first so i dont drop the tank or anything for no reason. Its -30 here and i dont have anywhere to work on it but outside. Thank you in advance
Just wondering if there is a fuse somewhere for the fuel and temp gauge? doesn't show one in the fuse diagram. i also heard something about a module that controls the gauges behind the cluster somewhere, is this true? Any help would be appreciated as to what to do first so i dont drop the tank or anything for no reason. Its -30 here and i don't have anywhere to work on it but outside. I don't want to hear about taking my truck to a shop. i fix my own vehicles. just looking for some pointers/tips. Thank you in advance.
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:28 AM
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Could be many things causing this. I would get it to a reputable repair facility asap for a proper diagnosis. You dont want to start dropping the tank and other items just guessing, you need to pinpoint the problem and go from there, hence a professional.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:59 AM
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Default 1994 Ranger with same problem

Did you ever find out what was causing your problem with the gauges. I have a 1994 Ranger and the fuel gauge and temp. gauge both stopped working at the same time.

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Gary
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:48 AM
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Default Re: 1994 Mazda B3000/Ford Ranger fuel gauge and temperature gauge not working?

Was there a solution to this. My gas and temp gauge also failed on my 90 ranger, 2.3, 5spd.
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:34 AM
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Default Re: 1994 Mazda B3000/Ford Ranger fuel gauge and temperature gauge not working?

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Was there a solution to this. My gas and temp gauge also failed on my 90 ranger, 2.3, 5spd.
Did you ever figure out the problem? My 92 Ranger has been garaged kept until i bought it from the original owner and it has 52K miles. The gas gauge and temp gauge don't work. I have attempted to ground the gas sending unit wire and nothing. Same with temp sender.

I have replaced the whole cluster with one from a junked 90 ranger and nothing. I have checked the fuses in the fuse block and they were all good.

Any help on this will make me owe you for life.

ernie

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Old 06-02-2013, 05:06 AM
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Question Re: 1994 Mazda B3000/Ford Ranger fuel gauge and temperature gauge not working?

I have 95 2.3 temp gauge has not worked since I purchased 2yrs ago, replaced temp sending unit,temp sensor,& thermostat. Iam now going to pull instrument panel I also dont have a odometer was told worm gear bad bought one on line for 13.+ dollars going to replace that to,but whats the answer for the temp gauge while i have the cluster apart???
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:11 PM
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Default Re: 1994 Mazda B3000/Ford Ranger fuel gauge and temperature gauge not working?

Solution to my fuel gauge not working was fixed by replacing the intank fuel pump(when it failed). The fuel level float is part of the fuel pump. I would not recommend replacing it just because your fuel gauge is not reading properly. Wait for the pump to start failing.

Indication of fuel pump failure: When I turn the key on, the fuel pump sounded like it was crackling/grinding/crunching glass. Engine still started 4-5 more times and I would have to gun the accelerator to get going(very out of the norm) else it would stall. For the last 24 years when I would turn the key (not all the way), I would always hear the fuel pump spool up (like a humm), it was pressurizing the system for 1-2 seconds (not on long). Very smooth humm. New Pump fix worked. Be VERY CAREFUL when removing the wire harness. In my case that old insulation on the old wiring harness is brittle, cracked off or chaffed and cause a short two weeks later. PITA. Recommend if you are going to replace the fuel pump (by dropping the tank) in a very old ranger, run new wiring. Do this as a hobby repair, auto shop time could cost you over $1000 for something like this.
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