Question about 2004 Ford Explorer
ALTERNATORS GOOD HAD TESTED CHECKED ALL WIRING GOOD CHECKED ALL FUSES GOOD BRAND NEW BATT. BUT DEAD NOW.. ALL GAUGES DROPPED
Please write back with more details about the symptoms. With the battery fully charged, does the alternator charge normal? Does the battery stay charged and run fine all day but by the next day the battery is dead? How fast does the battery discharge? Have you looked for any shorts in wiring, cable/s or circuits, or any lights staying on when they should be our (for example: brake-lights, interior lights, glove-box light, or the light under the hood). Please write back and let me know, good luck.
Posted on Apr 13, 2014
Was the alternator bench tested? or tested on the car? if the alternator tests good off the car and the wiring has been tested, the ground may be loose or disconnected.
Posted on Apr 13, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi, I can't tell you exactly what is wrong because there is too much involved at this point, what with 2 shops working with it, but I can give you some advise on what else to check. On the alternators and the wiring that supports them a small volt charge is taken off one of the slip rings, where the brushes ride, for the purpose of turning out the light. As I remember, this is a yellow wire that runs back to the dash.
To the alternator, it would be one of the wires that plug into the side of the alternator case.
Posted on Nov 27, 2008
I found the problem YEAH. It was the fuse that is in the side of the fuse box under the hood, Its where the battery wire from the alternator connects thru a fuse to go to the battery, Its one hundred and something volt fuse. It took care of the problem instantly.... Thank you all for your replies...
Posted on Sep 02, 2009
SOURCE: Instrument panel went dead
Checked Every fuse in the fuse box (no small task).This includes #4 - Power point Instrument Panel, #14 - Day time running lamps (auto lamps doesn't work nor does auto lock), #27 - ignition switch run feed, #35 - Instrument Cluster, #41 - Instrument Cluster, #42 - Delayed Accessory, #45 - Ignition switch run/start feed, #102 - Door locks body security module, #103 - Ignition switch, #110 - Ignition switch, & #116 - Ignition switch. But I also check all other ones as well, they all register OK. AC panel & radio work. Turn signals work. Mileage does not work, trip computer does. So, basically, everything works except auto head-lights, auto locks, and the dash cluster (no MPH, RPM, mileage display, Fuel, Temp, Tran Temp, and Oil Pressure).
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
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