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How do I reset "check Charging system" error code on 2004 exploroer?

I had my alternator replaced, but can't get the "check Charging system" error code to reset? How do I accomplish this?

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SOURCE: check charging system

Do you have gauges on this car also?
If so, you may have a problem with what is called a "current shunt" resistor. This will prevent the car from recharging the battery....accordianman

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SOURCE: my alternator quits charging then it reset itselt

Probably broken wire inside alternator slip ring for armature.or poor connect at battery.

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SOURCE: 2005 ford f350 diesel charging system

take the termanals off and look inside them. Use coke to clean them.

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SOURCE: replaced the battery and the alternator in 2006 ford taurus

check the alternator fuse and grounding

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SOURCE: 2004 ford expedition charging system failed?

Sounds like battery not holding charge. Or a light staying on, boot or glovebox? Most likely battery tho.

Posted on Nov 17, 2011

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2004 expedition want run on its own alternator is charging battery is good but all warning lights are on and dies when i take charge off


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