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Old 10-18-2004, 09:03 PM
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gages peg out

1999 F150 5.4 four wheel drive --when I crank the truck, for a few sec.'s the gages peg out to the right along with the speedometer then they return to normal--whats going on justed started doing this
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Old 10-19-2004, 09:16 AM
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There is a TSB on this (#15219) and if memory serves me right when I inquired about my truck doing this, was told that it was just a normal self diagnostic check of the gauges and not to worry. It hasn't happened since I replaced the instrument cluster because of intermittent display problems so personally I'm not sure if the two are related or not. Try doing a site search ( right hand side of screen) on this topic as it has been mention before and maybe some one has more info on this. Hope this helps.

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Old 10-19-2004, 12:28 PM
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Actually, it's a sign that the PCM is not receiving enough voltage from the truck's battery to retain it's settings after the truck has been turned off for awhile. 99% of the time, a weak battery is the cause.
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Old 10-19-2004, 05:45 PM
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thanks PaulC was hoping that might be the problem --the battery is a 99 also so off to the store i go thanks again doug
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Mine did that a couple of times and then the battery died.......check/replace your battery and use those felt washers and electrical grease stuff to keep a good connection.
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:30 PM
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Mine did the same thing 2 weeks ago when I ran the battery down while camping.

Tried starting the truck ('03 FX4) and the gauges pegged out, then click click click from the starter. Got a boost and everything has been OK ever since.

Based on the age of your truck I'd agree with Paul and Triton 2002 and go with a weak battery.

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