I have hit bumps before and it has done this briefly, but usually when I shut it off and restart, it is fine. I purchased this vehicle to be used as a work truck and have come to find out that there are apparently several electrical issues involved with this truck. So I didn't buy it. Investigating a possible solution now. Finally, the cruise control decides to work when it wants to. . Of course vehicle is out of warranty.
Then, very slowly, the needle on the fuel gauge started to rise, and after about 15 minutes of driving was finally registering what seemed to be the correct amount. Attempted to restart and would not respond to turned ignition. Then a rebuild is what you need. If anyone has any idea please help this is really starting to be a pain in the butt. If truck is stationary for several seconds fuel gauge will display empty even though it is not. Then 2 days ago started truck, took off down the road and message center displayed battery problem, speedometer quit, tach quit, fuel gauge quit, radio began to cut out intermittently but oil pressure gauge was still okay. Better than new, been fixed by Fred.
If so we want to hear from you. We repair many makes and models of Instrument Clusters. This may be also refered to as a speedometer, speedometer cluster, instrument cluster, dashboard, instrument panel, combination meter, ipc, gauge cluster or just plain dash. We do not sell parts or provide information for those who want to repair their own instrument cluster. Also replaced the battery in 2006 and then again yesterday so getting about 2 years 8 months on a battery I also noticed when the vehicle is turned off and the key is taken out of ignition, bright light icon and cruise control icon show up on dash. Everything else works, Lucky that the tach works so I can guess how fast I'm going.
I've asked tons of mechanics and they always tell me they don't know. I've found that a temporary fix is to pull the negative battery terminal. Also if your battery is draining down due to a problem with the gauge cluster we can fix that as well. I got a good deal on it if I can fix the problem. Commonly, fuel gauge failure has led to drivers being stranded along the road as they attempt to measure their fuel by miles driven on the odometer. Gas gauge won't work, speedometer, drive, park, neutral lights don't work, then after I hit a few bumps, gas gauge starts working, drive, park neutral, etc.
I also wanted to let you know that if you need a reference, I would be happy to participate. These gauges can be either analog the needle type or digital. In fact, we lived this story. The salvage yards selling used parts through our service are some of the most reputable salvage yards you will ever deal with. It really is great being able to see how much gas I have, how fast I am going and being able to see it at night. Moving on, now the low coolant light comes on when I know the level is fine.
Happens more when it is cold outside. I too wanted to mention that the online video allowed me to remove it without any problems and the replacement was just as easy. Ok maybe not eternal but I'd really appreciate it. Update from Nov 30, 2009 : for all others that are having similar problems it has been suggested to me that the ignition switch be replaced and the ground wire that goes from the driver side firewall to rear bottom of motor be checked to ensure tightness. Even better, you'll get them at great prices. Click on the Show Details button to get additional information about the part.
I had sent this to an electronics repair shop in the south. It sure would be nice to know how much gas I have and how fast I am going. I bought this 2001 Chevrolet z71 4x4 on Sep 10 2013. Whizard Technical Services We are the Original Low Cost Instrument Cluster repair service on the web and we've been providing peace of mind for drivers like you for over 15 years! Yes we can repair International 4700 Trucks intermittent instrument clusters! Thanks for letting me Vent!!! The Gas tranny an eng temp gauges stayed inop but the Voltage and oil pressure gauges worked fine. Driving thru Flint Michigan, PotHole capital of the world, I hit a hard one. Even unsafe conditions if the driver is startled at the incorrect reading while driving.
Speedometer Repair - Canada Wide! Dome light comes on intermittent. Many think the power saver relay on the cluster is at fault - this is not true. We offer a fast 24 hour turnaround so you will have a fully functional cluster in less then a week. Over time the defective parts, will wear out causing erratic movement of the gauges including the speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge, water temp gauge, volt gauge and the optional transmission temperature gauge. The security light flashes 5 time then the battery light will flash once. Our business is to repair one or more gauges or total failure of an instrument cluster.
I got home, parked truck and turned it off. You must send your cluster in for repair, we do not sell clusters. I haven't tried it yet because I don't have enough money to fix things if I'm not sure. We're confident you'll come back to PartRequest. Also with this option some of your upgraded options may not work. Hardly fair if I do say, to fix one sensor, however i do realize the amount of labor; lifting bed, draining tank, etc. Please call Mike directly for an appointment time.