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Old 02-23-2006, 04:38 PM   #1
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Ticking behind the guage cluster??

I just got my car back from the local ford dealership and i originally complained of a ticking coming from behind the gauge cluster when revving or downshifting the engine, they claim "thats just the way it is". to me thats BS. I was wondering if fellow owners have experienced this in there clusters and the how to fix...i plan on ripping it apart tomorrow after hours so any responses will be appreciated. BTW i plan on using a foam kit to insualte the cluster, im not sure if that will or will not fix my problem.


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Old 02-23-2006, 05:56 PM   #2
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what do u mean by "fake aux gauges for oil"??? they DO work dont they?
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Old 02-23-2006, 07:23 PM   #3
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that noise is NOT normal. I had that problem on mine. replaced the aux guage cluster, no more noise
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It's from the fake auxiliary gauges for oil. Yes, it's just the way it is. They make noise.

from what i've read they are NOT fake!!
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Old 02-23-2006, 07:31 PM   #5
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this is what i'm talking about that i read

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showt...l+gauges+dummy


*EDIT: i only read up to svtfiend's post! nevermind i just read the rest of it. i guess they are dummy gauges. that's news to me
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Old 02-23-2006, 07:33 PM   #6
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This has been covered before in great detail but the "Readers Digest" version is NO the gauges do not tell you anything!!! They are not hooked to any sensors in the engine.

There is not a sensor that sees oil pressure (other than the one that turns on the idiot light at less than 7psi of oil pressure) the position of the needle on the gauge is controled by the ECU and is based on engine speed only. Ever notice that the oil pressure gauge reads the same at 1000 rpm when you first start it in 30 deg weather (actually this would be about 70-80psi) as it does in the middle of summer sitting in traffic at 1000 rpm when it is 100 deg outside (this is more like 30-35 psi)

The oil temp gauge is also controled by the ECU and is based on Water temp and engine duty cycle (how hard are you driving, engine rpm and for how long) I have seen the gauge read mid scale with actual oil temp as low as 135 deg F and as high as 250 deg F)

These gauges are there just for BLING and nothing else, I added oil temp, oil pressure and water temp gauges that actually have sensors that touch the oil and water and see actual oil pressure and it is amazing to see what is going on verses what the stock gauges are telling you.
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well damn guess i will need to get some gauges now lol
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Old 02-24-2006, 10:42 AM   #8
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You know what mine has done that same thing since I first got the car but it only gets worse once it gets colder out. I kind of just accepted it after awhile and figured it was problem one small downfall to the focus. I just let it go because my girlfriends car does it and so does her brother's SVT Focus does the same thing.
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Old 03-02-2006, 11:53 AM   #9
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Mine's in the shop right now for a few things and the ticking in the dashboard is one of them. I just hope that they actually do something about it. But , knowing Ford they will just say that's the way it is even though my girlfriends brother's SVT Focus doesn't do it but what the heck. I'm hoping they just put new gauges or something or something.
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Old 03-02-2006, 01:30 PM   #10
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noticed the same problem in my car, dealership prtends they cant hear it......
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