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amp gauge is a liar!


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ok so i got an 86 ranger a few days back and its not really road ready... when i came out yesterday (no battery in( in garage charging)) the gauge read dead center.... my question is can i replace only that gauge or is all as one?

and can slow gauges be solved with a can of 2 letters and a number?(wd-40)
 


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an ammeter should be in the middle with no current flowing..... are you sure you have an ammeter?

wd-40 won't help slow gauges
 

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then its fine. if it stays in the middle while the engine is running then yes there is a problem.

middle means no current is flowing. "D" means Discharging the battery and "C" means charging the battery

it should be in the middle with the key off
 
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no matter what i do it is stuck....
when it should have been pointing towards "D" it was right were it is in the picture
 
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is there a way to test if the gauge still works (i have the cluster out right now(speedo cable was a b****) and just wondering....)
 
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my solution to both problems was to tighten down all of the nuts on the one side of the cluster......
 


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