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Have the alternator tested if your SUV has over 40.000 miles on it replace the drive belt as well also give these websites a try and if all fails stop by your local library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair manual for your SUV wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.

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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?

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2004 Explorer Replaced Alternator, but car idle still not right, stalls, ck engine light still on. Car lights when dim and then car died. Mechanic said it was the alternator. Alternator replaced. Car...

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Hello my 2003 ford explorer has the brake light and check engine light on already. My question is my vehicle dies when i'm on the brakes or if it stays idle to long. So for the time being i put it in...

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