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I have a 93 ford explorer which dies during idling (when this happens the dash lights go dim as if draining power and then the vehicle dies). Could this mean I need a new alternator?

I am told I need to replace the O2 sensors as they seem to be original.

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Your problem sounds like a poorly working fuel pump. When engine dies alternator is not charging any more so lights may go dim. If o2sensors are bad you would have other problems. First check for fuel starvation. GOOD LUCK FRIEND.

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