To check it, drain the oil and look for signs of contamination by the coolant. The total odometer display has six digits with no decimal display. Simple problem, major pain to fix but, remove instrument cluster - you'll have to remove speedo cable to get it out. Better still, have them replaced by a skilled mechanic to avoid secondary mechanical problems. The manufacturer was not notified. Replace the bolts in the knee bolster and the knee bolster, then the top trim panel.
The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for 2001 Ford F-150. And after parking for the night. Passenger side head gasket leak Figure 2. There are various systems that can be programmed into the Ford F-150. I have pulled the cluster thinking I have a bad connection.
Stop and cycle the key and every thing is good. Press trip odometer some 3 sec, or until you hear a beep or you see an yellow triangel flashing or the previous trip mileage appears. But I want to be sure What is the problem. The trip odometer and total odometer will show in this display area. Im 80% you need a cluster.
The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who was unable to duplicate the problem. If you changed the dash cluster and you want to have it match what your car has on the old ones, see your Ford dealer and there is a place they can send it to have mileage corrected. Replacement of the pan gasket is easier and recommended than mending. This will give you the live data. If you have a bad joint shown in Figure 8 , use your soldering pencil to repair it.
It has been in Ford Dealerships 16 times, in lots of places. Sure, you could drive without an instrument cluster, but it wouldn't be a smart idea. I cycle the key and it runs and the gauge is in the normal range and runs there for twenty min. Engine oil pan gasket leak Figure 4. The last part is the one I see most issues with as people use the aftermarket clamps which bolt together on the batteries and cause high resistance issues when the connections corrode or loosen up.
Drop the steering wheel down all the way, lift up on the panel, and disconnect any harnesses on the back, then remove the trim. The total mileage traveled will disappear, and you will see 5 dashes, then 4, then 3, then 2, then 1 dash, and finally, 5 zeros. You can sit in park or neutral and rev all you want and its fine. My 2000 F150 has the same odometer blackout problem. Resitance check of both connectors while plugged in showed all good connections. The truck was in excellent condition both aesthetically and mechanically.
In the case of the F-150 or Super Duty, they are. Thank you - I am happy to recommend you to other Ford owners. Hopefully some of the folks here that can remember what they know can use the information you have provided to find a better solution than replace the biggest peice of the puzzle. To reset the trip odometer, push and hold the button down for at least two seconds. Don't forget to turn the main headlamp switch to at least the park position when you test the fuse with a meter.
The service reminder should be reset. I wonder if a person can take the speedometer out of a junkyard one, you still would have your mileage. The fire captain told me that this vehicle is notorious for catching fire and I should report this incident. Applying dielectric grease on plugs increases their longevity ensuring the rubber seal is not worn out and stops water damage. Hey guys, the speedometer in my 96 F-150 is not working, and I can't figure out why. This by a cracked engine block causing water to leak into combustion chamber, cylinders and oil pan.
It appears that there are quite a few trucks out there with this problem. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling with 253 problems. The engine is not hot I can remove the cap on the coolant jug. The truck was in excellent condition both aesthetically and mechanically. Yes or no here changes where you have to look next.
The speakers will also begin crackling if radio is on. The failure mileage was 130,000. Did just as Dakota said. Don't forget to service your car. These are all issues we are able to repair.