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Old 11-25-2012, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Quick question for all of you that have torn apart your gage cluster before. I have a 1991 F350 w/ a 7.3 l diesel. I am taking the cluster out to put a needle back on that has almost fallen off and to see if a new speedo cable is needed. I have everything off except a little white wire that runs out of of the bottom of the cluster that shows the changing of the gears: P R N D 2 1. How do you remove that without breaking it? It seems to attach to the steering column under a piece of plastic that cover that part of the column. Hope everyone had a great holiday. Thanks!
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not sure if 91' is the same but on my 89' i found the easiest way was to take the lower cover (left side) off and remove the screw holding the wire to the steering column.
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That actually sounds about right, I will investigate further the middle of this week. Thanks!
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91 is the same as 89, the interior changed in 92

On a 92 you take two screws out to separate the PRNDL indicator from the cluster
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Ok i took the whole thing apart and fixed the needle and cleaned the cluster which it was in dire need of. I have to say though the biggest kick I got out of the experience was moving the fuel gage to F, which I haven't seen in years. Thanks for the help! By the way, anyone know what could be causing erratic speedo readings if the actual gauge checks out?
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Ok i took the whole thing apart and fixed the needle and cleaned the cluster which it was in dire need of. I have to say though the biggest kick I got out of the experience was moving the fuel gage to F, which I haven't seen in years. Thanks for the help! By the way, anyone know what could be causing erratic speedo readings if the actual gauge checks out?
My 91 has a mechanical speedometer off the driveshaft area. When someone was working on the parking break they miss - routed the flex shaft and put a bind in it. I disconnected the PB linkage, disconnected the shaft and put it back where it was supposed to be. Uncoupled the head end and forced some graphite lube down the shaft under pressure. It is working very smooth now. I would look for some binding if it is indeed mechanical. Good luck,
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