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Old 05-30-2010, 08:33 AM
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Default gas and Temperatur gauges don't work 1992 2.3

Hey guys, I need help. I just bought a 1992 ranger, five speed 2.3 with 52K miles on it. Garaged most of it's life.

My problem is: the gas and temperature gauges don't work. So far, i have jumped the sending unit wire to the gas tank to ground if the color codes are the same as on 1990. nothing.

I have replaced the gauges and even the whole dash cluster. (From 1990 junkyard truck) Still nothing. I have jumped the temperature sending unit wires and still nothing.

I have checked fuses. all good.

now, i was surprised to see the temp sending unit in the heater hose to the heater. I would have thought it would be in the head.

The wiring diagram showed only the 1990 diagram even thought it was good up to 1992. yellow/white for wire going to tank sending unit..

Any help on this will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-08-2010, 03:54 PM
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Default Re: gas and Temperatur gauges don't work 1992 2.3

OK, for any that have the same problem. I had two different problems and I was bumping heads with myself.

Evey thing I did, didn't help and I was unable to trouble shoot the real problem.

I decided to go back to basics and replace the sending unit in the tank. I ordered the wrong unit. So, if you are going to replace the sending unit and the pump as a unit, make sure which one you need. This cost me a day's work.

I listened to the people with similar problems and removed the bed. That was a piece of cake as was replacing the complete unit.

Then I went to the circuit boards (For the gas gauge) that I had picked up at the local junkyard and on eBay. The original one was bad and I didn't know which ones were good until i fixed the sending unit in the tank. It turned out that all but one was bad.

Here again, you guys were right. The float had a leak and filled with gas and of course, sunk to the bottom.

I still replaced the whole unit since i didn't want to do this job anytime soon.

Now, that I know everything works in the fuel gauge system, I will go on to fix the water temperature as soon as I find the sensor. One person has said he thinks it is on the driver's side of the block below the oil sending unit. That is a place to start.

I would still like to know if I can replace my gauges with one that has a tachometer. Any feed back on this will be appreciated. This 74 year old man is feeling pretty proud of himself right now.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:30 PM
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Default Re: gas and Temperatur gauges don't work 1992 2.3

As far as changing gauges to include a tach any cluster from an 89-92 is a direct swap and the tach will work fine. Theres a little chip that pulls out of the back of the cluster, make sure you put the one from your original cluster into the replacement so the engine size won't mess up your tach reading...
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:51 PM
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As far as changing gauges to include a tach any cluster from an 89-92 is a direct swap and the tach will work fine. Theres a little chip that pulls out of the back of the cluster, make sure you put the one from your original cluster into the replacement so the engine size won't mess up your tach reading...
OK, I need help here. I can't find the "chip" on the back of my cluster. Can you give me a little more help in finding this chip. I'm ready to install the new cluster with Tachometer in my 1992 2.3. A picture would be nice if possible.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:45 PM
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I'm not sure on its location, I haven't done my swap yet. I just remembered reading about it here: http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...ght=gauge+swap

Looks like its the fuel and battery gauge that it affects, not the tach...
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