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sticking gauges

Discussion in 'Modified Explorations!!' started by miahmoore, January 28, 2002.

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  1. miahmoore

    miahmoore New Member

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    I seem to be having a small problem. ABout 2 months ago I installed white gauges on my "99, as of last week whenever it gets cold (let the X sit overnight) my tach and speedo stick. It's only temporary because whenever the truck warms up the gauges beginto work properly. Could this be caused by my white gauges or what? My only problem is that I live in Nebraska and it averages below freezing for most of the winter if anyone has an idea please let me know. Thanx for the help.
     
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  3. RichTek

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    Did you get it resolved? I have the same problem with my tach.
     
  4. miahmoore

    miahmoore New Member

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    now that the temp has risen it doesn't seem to occur as often but once in a while it does. I took the dash apart and recentered the white gauges it seems to help. if any part of the white gauges touches the shaft to the speedo or tach they stick. You can also resolve this by trimming some of the white gauges back(make the circle larger. Hope you get this resolved. I know sticking gauges is very annoying
     
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    When i had the aftermarket white faced guages. They stuck when it was cold outside. To resolve this problem take your fist and slug your plastic guage sheild a couple of times. It also works good as a stress releiver. Now i cant do it :-( bought the whole saleen cluster.
     
  6. Fish Man

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    well crap, just got my home made white face gauges installed and put the whole thing back together and on my test run, the speedo needle is sticking. its not worth it to pull it all apart again considering how much stuff has to come off to get to the gauges. ill see if it annoys me enough. oh wait, this coudlnt effect the odometer in anyway, could it?
     
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    Mine were doing this as well. I just fixed them. I took them off and enlarged the hole then when re-installing I used a little gluestick just near the holes.
     
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    I have a similar prob. on mine with the reverse glow gauges, the RPM gauge is fine for a while then it starts sticking reguardless of weather, but i doesnt really bother me since everything else works fine
     
  9. 1forsnow

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    my saleen did the same thing. what i found was the needle was pushed in too far. when i had it apart, i could easily move the needle with my finger. but for some reason it still stuck when i put it back together. so i took it apart again and backed the needle off the pin(maybe 1/16 in.) and it has worked perfect ever since. that was over a year ago.
     
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    yeah, i never had that problem with mine but i have had it on customers cars when i was installing them, just back the meedle off a hair like 1forsnow said, but not too far cause if it comes off all the way, they are a pain in the butt to them to read properly.
     
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    my tach used to stickon mine around 2-3k when cold....i ended up taking it out, putting new tape on teh underside (more tape) and opened up teh holes a little....not a problem since:D
     
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    take a little clear silicone and put it on the back of the aftermarket faces so they stick to the stock faces. The indiglo or reverse glow tend to bow out a bit and this will keep them from bowing. Make sure the silicone cures a bit before putting the cluster back together. I suggest a couple of spots of silicone maybe elmers glue will work but haven't tried that.

    Be warned, the stock faces will have silicone residue that won't come off, if you take the aftermarket faces back off and it will be visible, not damaged but visible.
     
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    well then why dont you just use something like rubber cement?
     

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