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Gauge Needles vibrate when truck is turned on. Help!

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Old 08-18-2007, 10:05 PM
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Check cables too, could just need a terminal cleaning, Also be careful with the K&N, Iíve heard of people over oiling them and getting their MAF coated causing performance issues.
Terminals are very clean. Almost TOO clean for a 3.5 year old truck.

I know about the K&N. I've been using them for about 7 years. Best filters I have ever used. I have the spray type oil so it's easier to evenly coat the ridges on the filter.
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:18 PM
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Ok.. So this is what I did:

Changed the Fuel Filter.
Changed the Oil plus Oil Filter (Of course).
Cleaned my K&N Air Filter.
Replaced my stock 4 year old battery w/ a Heavy Duty 850 CCA.
Added an Additive to my Fuel to remove moisture.

Instant change! Start-up is instant.. I've started the truck 5 times and no more shaking needles... So far, the problem was the battery as I was told by many of you. Also, no more diesel sound.. Thanks!
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My 2008 F150 is doing the same with the gauges. I thought it might be the battery because it turns over slow too. Also worse when its cold. Guess its time for a new battery.
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As far as the jumping needles go, I'd say you're due for a new battery.
My first thought as well.
My '06 did the same "dash needle dance" and buzzed at the same time, a couple months ago. It still had the original build battery from AUG '05, so it had lasted a good while. I didn't know how slow it was cranking until I installed the new battery. The new battery cranks like the engine is about to jump out of the truck!
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