Question about 2004 Ford Expedition

1 Answer

My mile meter will blank out for 5 to 10 seconds and that time the radio cuts off and the battery meter jumps to high, is that a fuse problem or something else

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Ford Master
  • 5,480 Answers

I would say it is something else. The most serious is the battery meter jumping to high. This means you have a short before the radio and instrument cluster. A grounding of the wire will pull all the power from the alternator in an attempt to feed the power demand of the short.
The short can be between the fuse and the underhood relays(which trip and break the circuit) or the short can be before the relay to the alternator.
There is a connector on the firewall where the hot (pos) cable comes from the battery post and joins a junction. This is where the charging system attaches to recharge the battery. If the wire from the alternator grounds there it will spike the battery meter. I can not say that the other things will short out exactly as your does from this fault, but it is something to look at.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 2003 t&c lxi 3.8l will not start


I would suspect the timing chain/belt has jumped a tooth or 2 .if you keep trying it will only get so bad other things will get destroyed .

Aug 04, 2015 | 2003 Chrysler Town & Country

1 Answer

How to replace the fuse in the radio


There maybe a bayonet fuse behind the radio, if your battery went completely dead you have probably lost the code to the radio also??

Jan 03, 2014 | 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera

1 Answer

Gm code p1625


connect amp meter to battery, by removing battery terminal and put one test probe of meter on battery terminal and the other on battery terminal. with vehicle turned off anything higher than approx. 25 mA, 0.025Amps is high. depending on vehicle electronics. start removing fuses one at a time to find concerned circuit that is drawing high current. then find out what else is on circuit and disconnect one at a time with the fuse back in modules, motors, radios, etc... or what ever the fuse supplys power to until you find the culprit.

Sep 25, 2013 | Isuzu Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2007 toyota corolla no lights, wont start


What did you plug in? I had a similar issue when I plugged in a high amp tire pump. It kept blowing fuses because the pump itself had a short. Be wary of using stuff like that in the cig lighter. I switched to a hand held pump. How was the computer found to be defective? I wonder if the cig issue shorted the computer?

Jul 15, 2012 | 2007 Toyota Corolla

1 Answer

Not able to get any read from an OBD2 meter (blank) May have damaged the ecu when cables were crossed while jump starting. Alternator is good (bench tested). Brand new battery (batt 100A fuse replaced)...


I've seen a handful of vehicles over the years where the jumper cables were accidentally hooked up backwards, even for a split second, and the damage done has ranged from none [other than some nasty sparks] to severe where the engine/transmission computer were damaged by the reversed polarity. Because you're unable to read any data via the OBDII connector I would suspect either a blown fuse or fuses or a damaged computer. I'd check all the fuses first then if things still don't work you may have to have a service facility do some further testing to see what is working and what isn't as far as computer inputs/outputs are concerned. Sorry that I don't have an easy fix for you but hope this helps a little bit!

Aug 10, 2011 | Hyundai Elantra Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

If van is not driven for few weeks it would not start and the battery be drained completely, jump starting it still did not help but caused mufler to blew.


to check for a parasitic drain, you will need a multimeter. with battery fully charged, remove negative cable from battery. set meter to 300mA and put negative lead on the battery's negative post. put positive lead on vehicle's negative cable and check meter reading. usually, there's an initial draw for a short time (1 or 2 seconds) for the vehicle'ssecurity system, relays, etc. after that, it should only pull 30-40 mA or so, for the digital clock, radio settings, etc. if you're seeing higher numbers, try removing the main fuses (under hood fuse box) one-by-one to see where the problem is. it's also possible that a diode has gone bad in your alternator, which will draw current when the vehicle isn't running. you can check this by disconnecting the alternator's electrical connector to see if you notice a difference on the meter.

Feb 05, 2010 | 1996 GMC Savana

1 Answer

My mazda milenia battery light cam on then after driving about 7 miles, the radio cut off then a few minutes later all check lights on my dash cut on. Could this alternator?


Yes once the voltage drops below 12.6, your light will come on..and the longer you drive it, the lower the battery will get, and the car will eventually cut off..It will start back up if you jump it off, but it will only get you so far..So definitly get your alternator checked...But check all your fuses first..If you have blown the alternator fuse, then your problem is not expensive, as in buying an alternator...Goodluck

Dec 16, 2009 | Mazda Millenia Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2001 Hyundai Sonata radio has power, but display is blank


your radio may have shorted out, some times when jumping a car, the car giving the jump can put out to much power depending on the car you jumped it with, it hapend to me before


Jan 27, 2009 | 2001 Hyundai Sonata

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Ford Expedition Logo

68 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75117 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5474 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...