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    Strange Oil Gauge Issue

    My oil gauge is going crazy lately when I accelerate and moves a bit at idle. This has happened before because my original oil switch broke. But after replacing it the problem went away. That was a few years ago. This time my oil gauge is going crazy but only when my battery gauge is low...
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    Replaced battery and now in engine failsafe mode

    2005 mercury mountaineer 4.0 v6 awd. Replaced bad battery with a new agm battery. When i attempted to start after it didnt want to and when it did it went into the engine failsafe mode. I have cleaned the throttlebody whilst having the battery disconnected to try and clear codes. When its...
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    Two problems, possibly related? Battery drain + Shifting Problems

    I have two problems on my 1998 Ford Explorer 5.0 V8, and I don’t know if they’re related in any way. Can anyone help me straighten out what’s going on. First is the shifter that’s at issue. Starting off, the tranny was rebuilt 2 to 3 years ago. Also, I just went into the dash, and replaced the...
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    Battery Issues

    There was a lot of corrosion on my negative battery terminal, so I cleaned everything and put it back together. In the process of tightening the positive cable clamp, I noticed it was cracked in two areas. I thought this may be a problem since the connection was not good, but it started right up...
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    2008 Explorer - Car starts, drives but then won't start later but then starts again magically

    I'm hoping you can help me since I'm not finding anything with my google searching or even a way to best say the problem. Car: 2008 Explorer XLT 4x4 with about 135K miles. Major work: rebuilt transmission in Jan 2020 Minor work: new interstate battery April 2020 TL;DR problem: Car has begun a...
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    Checking Charging System

    Hi, all. First of all I just wanted to say thank you in advance for anybody who can come up with any answers or has any advice whatsoever. Also, I apologize for the novel and if there are spelling errors because I used talk-to-text. TL;DR... checking charging system error started happening...
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    2016 Explorer Limited - Front USB ports not working

    Hello, Recently the battery died on my wife's 2016 Explorer Limited. After I replaced it with a new battery, most things seemed to be working normally, but the USB ports (one in the front bin, another inside the console) are no longer working to charge phones or connect them to the electronics...
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    Avoiding self-destruction with a power inverter...

    I'm wondering if purchasing a 1000 W power inverter (ie. Amazon/Harbor Freight Tools/etc.) and running tools--like a cut-off wheel (7 A)--would damage my stock alternator/battery/electronics? I also have a portable carpet/upholstery cleaner (6 A) that would be nice to be able to use. Has anyone...
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    SOS No Crank No Start

    I am brand new to this forum, thank you for accepting me to this forum. This is my first post! I have a 2008 Ford Explorer XLT, 4.0 V6, 4WD. It has 130,000 miles. Here is the list of electrical symptoms I have had recently - starting a month ago it took a few more cranks than usual to start up...
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    Is the Explorer's battery underpowered?

    .. or are my expectations just too high? I had expected to be able to listen to the radio for hours, even operate some of the electronic actuators such as moon roof, seats, tailgate, and still be able to start the car. In fact though, simply listening to the radio for an hour (never mind using...
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    1999 Explorer Dual Battery?

    Hi all, I’m looking into some dual battery set ups for my 1999 Ford Explorer XLT, however, there isn’t much space under the hood... has anyone done a dual battery set up in one of these before? If so, how did you do it? Pictures? And if not, what would be the best way to go with setting one of...
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    Possible Voltage Regulator or Battery Failure

    I have a 2000 Ford Explorer Limited I'm working on and I'm trying to figure out whether I need to get a new battery, a new alternator, or just a new voltage regulator. The battery before starting reads a decent 12 volts, but reads 14.6 or so once running, which seems a bit to high. Occasionally...
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    2 questions in thread. New member so I apologize.

    So, I have been upgrading and restoring my 1997 Explorer XLT 4.0 OHV since I purchased it for under a Grand with 129,000 miles, almost a year ago this month. I haven't had any major issues with the vehicle at all and have put quite a few miles on (160,390) it from driving it to Florida and back...
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    Voltage Issue

    I have a 00 Explorer Eddie Bauer which i just bought a new alternator for because i had thought the voltage regulator in the old one had gone bad and wasn't charging the battery. After putting in the new alternator the car ran fine for a few days, today i was driving home and all of a sudden my...
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    05 Explorer XLT locked doors and battery dead

    My 05 XLT battery died last night and I believe it triggered the alarm locking the doors. I tried to open the doors with the key but it seems that it is electronic as well. I need to open the hood to charge the battery but can't get to the latch do to the shroud covering it. I need some help guys.
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    2014 Sport hesitation after battery change

    Hi everyone! On Monday the battery in my Expo Sport died and I replaced it. I did not plug it in to an alternative source while changing it - my bad. Since the battery change, I occasionally notice hesitation on acceleration, more so when it's cold. I've done the vent to atmosphere mod and when...
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    Starting/battery issue????

    Ok, sorry kinda long, but i need some help!!!! so i own a 2000 explorer sport, 4.0l. i had belt squeal for a while the past year or so. i found my tensioner was staying stuck in the outward position. putting too much tension on the belt and squealed at startup. so i got a new tensioner. seemed...
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    Volt gauge fluctuating, flickering lights

    I just want to say thanks in advance for any advice or help you guys can share . I've gotten a lot of great info from this site. But the issues I'm having are confusing the hell out of me. I'm new to trying to fix my truck so I don't know tons about how everything works but I'm learning...
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    Emergency help

    My daughters birthday is tomorrow she's turning 3 unfortunately my truck died tonight on the way home. I just got a new battery and alternator. The alternator was bad draining my battery so new both and they were functioning just fine. Tonight unexpectedly my battery light came on and the car...
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    Explorer Battery Life Expectancy

    Okay Explorer Nation, I need some feedback on what I should expect for Battery Life. Its been 16 years since I purchased an aftermarket battery. I ran Town Cars for years who's OEM battery's would last 10 Yrs, in Ohio. My 2012 Explorer is showing signs the battery is dying. 4years in Ohio and...
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    Starting problems

    hey everyone! So I’m a first time Ford owner and have recently relocated to Spain for work purposes so my help with local mechanics is very limited. We think our vehicle had an attempted break in last night, we went to start the vehicle and the battery was completely dead and when we jumped it...
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    Won’t Crank Sometimes

    Hello, Explorer newbie here. I have a 2013 Limited with 84,000 miles on it. And just yesterday it started having a starting problem. When you push the button it acts like it has a dead battery. But then if you try it several times, it starts right up. I’ve checked terminal connections. They are...
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    2009 Battery Light, Check Engine, throwing 10+ codes mostly wrong

    My son was driving, battery and check engine lights all came on, lost power. He limped it to my mechanic who replaced the alternator. Then runs fine for a short time then same thing happens. He checks all the codes, the system are all ok. Resets, then drives fine, for a bit, then starts all...
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    2007 Ford ST wiring

    So I bought a cb radio the other day, and I need to know how to wire it up. Would I connect it to the battery? I'm new to all this stuff so I'm not too sure. How do I get the wire through the firewall? Thank you
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    Charging system light on

    Replaced the battery at 37,000 miles. At 42,000 miles charging system light is on and steering is impaired. IS there a recall on the system? What do I do?