Question about 2002 Ford Explorer
I was driving my sister to school this morning and my ABS and battery
check light came on, than my dashboard lights turned off. And on the
way back from the school my lights came back on but turned off half way
home, when i was getting to my house the engine started struggling
probably the fuel pump due to no battery power..
I checked the battery and it has 11.37v and it says its good, but when i try to start the car it makes a loud clicking noise repeatedly...what could be the problem? a starter?
2002 Ford Explorer XLT is the car.
The clicking is the Starter Solonoid not getting enough CCAs from the battery to start it.
While running - the alternator should be able to charge the system to 14.4V.
11 volts you are experiencing tells me your alternator is faulty.
Your dash and other items were turning off/on while driving because the voltage probably dipped below 8.4v.
Your vehicle runs off the alternator power once started. The battery is only there to get the engine spinning initially.
A backyard mechanic's way to test the alternator is to start the vehicle - then remove the positive wire on the battery (coming from the alternator).
** If the vehicle stays running - the battery is problematic - probably a dead cell - have it LOAD tested at a local parts shop for free.
** If the vehicle dies shortly after removing the + battery wire - the alternator is failing - and replacement is necessary.
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Posted on May 21, 2009
Your starter has a bad spot on it, where the wiring, which is wrapped around the device, is faulty. When it hits this spot while you are sitting with the engine turned off, you get only a constant clicking.
If you turn the key to start it, and do that frequently, you will eventually hit a good spot in the wiring and the car will start.
When the car hits this kind of spot while you're driving, then it becomes sluggish, the indicator lights dim,or go off, and things don't work properly.
If you're anywhere near the New Jersey side of the Hudson River, near the Lincoln Tunnel to New York, you can call Ramirez and Sons, in West New York, and they can fix this the same day and, depending upon the brand of car, and model, within a couple of hours.
They're in the book, and are one of the most knowledgeable and honest repair shops we have ever had the pleasure to know and do business with. No rip-offs, just solid automotive repair, and great work, along with great people.
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Posted on May 21, 2009
Ummmmmmmm no i think you need a new battery i dont no why but when you battery gets to 11.9999999999999 you car will not start but if that was your problem then you would not have the clicking noise i think that that is your starter moter look i really cant hepl you with that you need to take the car to a garage ad get them to look at it
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this warning light or any other stays on in the dash it is indicating
that the systems control module (or the system sensor in the case of
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a fault, it then disables the system (this applies to ABS,TCS, TCM,
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"scan" the system for the fault code that is stored for the
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