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I have a 2002 Ford Explorer with what appears to be electrical issues. I think it might be alternator or regulator but I'm wondering if it could be something else. Here's what happened. Several warning started appearing in the dashboard indicators then the engine faltered badly lurching a little while and then stopping altogether. The vehicle cranked right up with a boost but the symptom recurred after only a mile or two. I charged the battery from another vehicle for about 1/2 hour. The next morning the vehcile started fine but the symptoms began within a few miles down the road. First the clock on the radio flickered. Then the ABS lidght came on and stayed on. Then the battery light came on but went off again a few more yards down the road then the lurching started. I made about another mile before it died altogether. Are there any connectors I should investigate before I take the vehicle in for service?

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I would check your battery connections and if they are tight and clean check to see if your altinator is charging the battery it should have about 13.70 volts or more up to 14.80 volts.

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