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I have a 2000 ford windstar the fuel gauge is not accurate, after i turn engine off rpm gauge needle still reads rpms

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  • nick6536 Sep 24, 2009

    on the gauges being inaccurate is it possible i have a faulty instrument panel cluster, and can it be repaired or replaced as a complete cluster.

  • nick6536 Sep 24, 2009

    is it possible i have a faulty instrument cluster

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00134_oil_pressure_switch_gauge.jpgInformation relay unit for the indicator light or gauge on instrument panel. It contains a diaphragm that responds to changes in oil pressure. When the oil level is over a pre-set limit, the diaphragm opens the switch, turning off the light. When level is below the pre-set limit, the dash light comes on. In later model cars, if the oil pressure drops, the switch turns off the fuel pump, to stop the engine and limit damage to internal parts. Oil pressure switches can be grouped into two categories, units for electrical gauges and for mechanical gauges.

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f43-19.jpg An oil pressure sending unit is removed with a special socket. Courtesy of Chrysler Corporation.
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f11-15_3184.gif Measuring oil pressure. Reprinted with permission.
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This sounds like the sender unit in the fuel tank is worn or possibly a corroded/ bad earth from the unit itself.
There should be an inspection plate above the fuel tank removal of this should reveal the sender unit and connections, if not can you see on top of it? make sure all connections are clean and not gunged up with corrosion. Try spraying Wd40 or similar around the area whilst wiggling the plugs/wires.
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Key On, Engine Off-- 35-45psi

Engine Running-- 28-45psi

Note- whenever you have an 'Engine Cranks No Start' condition you want to check for spark...

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