1996 Silverado performance issues

Tiny
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  • 1996 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • 290,000 MILES


I have recently takin a dashboard completely out of the truck for cosmetic repairs & after re-install the gauges on the cluster, (fuel & volts ), are reading off, & performance is very poor during excelleration. Performance gets worse when I turn the headlights on.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 5:43 PM

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Tiny
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Symptoms indicates you most probably have a ground circuit somewhere that is not securely tightened.

Is the MIL indicating?

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 6:00 PM
Tiny
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Not sure what a MIL is. Lol. Please specify

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 6:05 PM
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Malfunction Indicator Light, the SES or Check Engine Ligght.

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 6:16 PM
Tiny
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No. & Everything else, (temp, oil, mph, tach), seems to be correct

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 6:21 PM
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You would have to recheck your work. Might be a loose ground circuit some near the meter cluster.

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 7:44 PM
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Ok will give it a look over. Thanks alot for the advice man. Would this also be a cause to the poor engine performance?

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 7:50 PM
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Yes it could if the ground circuit is related to the engine control system.

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 8:39 PM

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