/ Instrument Gauges Gone Awry #1
- Jun 9, 2012
- Willimantic, ME
- Mahindra 4110 w/ML112 bucket & Husqvarna YTH24V42LS
2008 Mahindra 4110 diesel tractor. Recently noticed that my engine oil temp needle was registering between the bottom and first mark on the gauge. Normally registers at the 1/2 way point on the gauge (third mark). Then noticed that my RPM needle wouldn't go above 15, when it's normally 25 + when running the tractor at higher speed, or when using my PTO woodchipper. Then noticed that after I filled the fuel tank, the gauge was only registering 3/4 full. All the lights on the instrument cluster (glow plug, PTO, blinkers, etc.) work fine. It seems to be ONLY the Fuel, RPM and Temp gauges that are not registering properly. Have check all fuses in the firewall fuse box. Have check all the connections to the instrument panel (unplugged them, blew them out with compressed air and reattached them), and all the connections between the battery and the cluster. All connectors checked and good...no broken/frayed wires. Seems VERY odd that all three gauges would stop reading accurately at the same time. Figuring there's gotta be some common denominator. Heard somewhere that the alternator could cause such things..anyone else heard/know that? Also, anyone know how to test the instrument cluster? It'd have to be the third grade version for me... Am checking with Mahindra dealer in area, but don't expect much other than, "Buy a new cluster." Any help greatly appreciated. Other than the gauges not reading properly, the tractor starts and runs fine.