Question about 1996 Ford Explorer
The battery seemed to be going bad on my Explorer. I could tell from the sound of beep when you leave your keys in and it often couldn't turn the engine over. It would "immediately" start with no problem when it was jumped off another vehicle but it would not always hold a charge. Took the old battery to Sears, they told me it was bad and I purchased a new battery. Installed the new battery and when I opened the door there was no beep from the key being in the iginition or anything so I knew something was not right. Turned the key over and nothing - dead.
I hooked up a pair of jumper cables and immediately had all the bells and whistlesand started the truck right up. Let it run for a while, turned it off and again there was nothing. I'm thinking I either have a new battery that is no good or a cable connection issue - everything is tight. I don't understand why I can jump start the truck. Any help would be appreciated.
Normally a new battery would require at least 8 hours of continuous charging before it can take the full load of a vehicles lighting, starting motor etc...So please ensure that the new battery gets fully charged (ideally leave it charging for about 16 hours). I am not an expert on vehicles but I now this is how batteries (especially new batteries work). You would require a proper battery charge for this job because you cannot leave a another vehicle running with jump leads for this that long. Hope this helps.
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