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Old 01-16-2011, 04:55 PM
turbographx turbographx is offline
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Default Slow Fuel Gauge.

Ever sense I did my gauge swap, my fuel gauge has been very sluggish.
When i turn the key, the gauge reads empty and takes about 5-7 minutes to move the needle to the proper level.
no other problems and the old gauge works flawless if I put the old cluster back in. So i know it is a problem in the cluster.
Question is: is there a known issue with the 1993 'ish ranger fuel gauges with tach? Is there an easy fix or work around?
If not, anyone have the fuel gauge i can grab?
Thanks for the help and the space.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:27 PM
turbographx turbographx is offline
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Default Re: Slow Fuel Gauge.

Problem found and fixed.
Just in case anyone else has a similar problem, mine turned out to be the "Anti-slosh module". The small circuit board on the side of the cluster. It has a small retainer clip holding it in. Press the retainer and it slides right out.
I swapped mine with the one from the old cluster and now all works great!
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93 Ranger Splash. Standard cab. 3.0 v-6, 5spd.
Mods: New engine and trans. Cluster swap with tach. New headunit and speakers all around. 4x4 front valance. Led turn indicator mirrors. Crystal clear head lamps. Clear corners. 5" driving lights in Valance.
Mods to come: 'stang seats, explorer console, window tint, flowmaster cat back, some mild port work.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:33 PM
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Default Re: Slow Fuel Gauge.

Glad its worked out!
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:42 PM
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Default Re: Slow Fuel Gauge.

Good deal!
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:41 AM
hat_man hat_man is offline
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Default Re: Slow Fuel Gauge. (resurrecting an old thread)

Hello everyone,

I seem to be having the same problem and would like to try the "anti-slosh module" fix. Never having seen the backside of the instrument cluster I was wondering if anyone could give me a clue as to what I am looking for? My problems started when I had my Ranger in for a trans flush and was told they would replace my blown dash bulbs for an extra $10. I had just been dealing with them, but for $10 how could I say no? The fuel guage problems started soon after. I just deal with it now but it makes it really hard to get a good MPG reading when I have no clue how close to empty I am.

I have access to a "pick-n-pull" yard and can get a whole cluster for $25. I can probably get just the little board for much less, but I don't even know where behind the cluster to look or what it even looks like.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks

p.s. A batch of my wife's chocolate chip cookies for the "winner"
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