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Old 12-11-2013, 02:32 AM   #1
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History of the problem: The speedometer gauge and other gauges would drop to
zero for a second or two, Engine would also hesitate Sometimes it would do it twice a mile and then not do
it again for 50 miles or 500 miles more.
Does anyone on here have any Info or had this problem themselves.
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:09 AM   #2
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History of the problem: The speedometer gauge and other gauges would drop to
zero for a second or two, Engine would also hesitate Sometimes it would do it twice a mile and then not do
it again for 50 miles or 500 miles more.
Does anyone on here have any Info or had this problem themselves.
Problems like that are often caused by a bad ground connection.

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Old 12-11-2013, 09:32 AM   #3
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What year is your Monaco Knight? I had a grounding problem with my "fuel" gauge and it required a direct ground wire to the sender by the fuel tank. Intermittent ground problems are sometimes difficult to find. I think I would call the service techs at Monaco (new) and tell them your problem and see if they have some ideas or procedures you should follow to find the problem. Seems when I fix one thing there is always another problem to fix or "gadget" to install. deSanford
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One other thought is maybe a cable plug connection is not seated properly or corrosion might have caused the connection to be intermittent. Good luck I'm sure you will find the problem. deSanford
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:30 PM   #5
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My 07 Neptune had a similar problem as occasionally all the gauges would just go to zero or off and right back up to where they should be. It would do this randomly as you were riding along. Bumps or anything did not seem to make it do this, just randomly and all gauges would do this. It was like you cut the switch off and restarted. I figured it was ground issue so I ran a new 10 gauge wire to firewall and looped it in with the other wires labeled ground behind the dash. Its been about 3 years and has not repeated since, at least not that I have seen it if it did. Hope this helps.
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Just like to thank you all for your comments, everything sorted now it was a grounding issue. once again thank you.
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:28 PM   #7
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Glad to hear you fixed the problem! Is there a chance you could share the solution so we could have an idea if we get the same situation? I figure you had to add or reconnect a ground wire? Thanks!
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Hi, I ran a new earth to the clock cluster behind the dash, also found the earth wire connection on the fuse board loose so tighten that up too, done 2,000 miles since we done it and have found no problem with it except i have noticed it goes into sixth gear a lot sooner than it did, maybe coincidence.

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Hi, I ran a new earth to the clock cluster behind the dash, also found the earth wire connection on the fuse board loose so tighten that up too, done 2,000 miles since we done it and have found no problem with it except i have noticed it goes into sixth gear a lot sooner than it did, maybe coincidence.

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Glad you got the problem fixed. I see you are from across the proverbial big pond. A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

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Glad to have offered you FREE advice..........sometimes it isn't worth anything, but then again it's FREE. May all your grounds stay grounded, and enjoy the Holidays. deSanford
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