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Discussion in '2007 - 2010 Explorer Sport Trac' started by DBVIII, July 16, 2011.

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    1. DBVIII

      DBVIII New Member

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      So I'm having an extremely weird problem. I bought my truck in may and never had a problem with it. The truck had remote start, but that was the only aftermarket thing on the truck. I drove from south dakota all the way to california and never had a problem. Once I got down here things got weird. When I turn the truck on it starts just fine. I start to drive, and the truck will shut off all the electronics on the inside and turn on random warning indications. After a few seconds, all of the electronics will come back on. It may do that a couple times and then be fine. Its even killed my truck a couple times. But once its done it, it usually runs fine. If I use the window switches, headlights, or blinkers, it does the same thing. I removed the remote start, and didn't have the problem for about a week, and then it did it for a few days, stopped for a week, and now I'm having the problem again. Does anyone have any idea of what might be wrong or how to fix it?
       
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    3. Speedytech7

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      Perhaps Battery

      I know when I replaced my battery, i realized the connections were super lame on the stock connectors, i think you have a battery connection issue. try tightening the connectors or buying aftermarket connectors and replacing the stock ones.
       
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      That was my first thought was battery connections.
       
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      The problem with that theory its that the headlights and such are still running when I have said problem. Me and a friend were diagnosing it today while reading through the owners manual and think we have it narrowed down to a problem with the interior fuse panel, as all of the stuff that has/causes the problem is located on that panel, including the fuel pump relay, which would cause the truck to stall
       
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      I would also check all the chassis grounds. Intermittent grounding can cause some VERY WEIRD electrical problems - I speak from experience.
       
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      I've had the same thing happen to me in the past as well. After some research, it seems that this isn't very uncommon and is due (at least in part/some cases) to a glitch in the cluster. The first few symptome were just weird indicators, but then finally the truck wouldn't start. A simple battery disconnect/reconnect resets things, and it hasn't happened since.
       
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      it may also be a weak battery that is really weak after starting it. newer model vehicles with all the electronic "stuff" can act weird when the power supply is not stable or inconsistent.
       
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      I would get the battery tested first then i would check to make sure the terminals for the battery are clean as well i had similar issues with an older car where randomly it wouldn't start and i would have to jump start it it turned out that one of the battery connections was very loose
       
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      The battery is brand new when I bought the truck about 3 months ago, its a motorcraft battery. I was told by a mechanic that it is most likely a diode on the back side of the ignition that may wiggle loose and cause the exact problems I'm experiencing. And also a warning to anyone, if you find yourself in santa maria california, do NOT take your vehicle to santa maria ford lincoln. Just my two cents.
       

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