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Last week my battery went dead. I bought another battery and it worked briefly before the battery went dead again. I took the battery to Auto Zone and they said it was a good battery. I had them charge it and placed it back in the truck. Between 5 and 10 minutes after I started driving, the battery light started blinking again and then 5 minutes later it went dead. I dont know what the problem could be. The alternator is new so that cant be the problem. What do you think it could be?

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Replace the alternator with another one that is Ford OEM or Ford OEM rebuilt. The alternators that you buy from the discount autoparts stores are not the best quality. I ended up replacing myalternator twice and learned the hard way that they don't use the best electrical componants on there rebuilds.Your battery keeps dying because it's not being recharged by a good working quality alternator

Posted on Jul 28, 2010

  • Jamiel2317 Jul 28, 2010

    Ok. Where can I find that kind of altenator?

  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2010

    You can find the original OEM alternator at this link below. It is more expensive then the aftermarket one but will not fail you



    https://www.fordoemparts.net/ford-explor...







    Alternator, explorer, mountaineer, 95 amp

    95-01
    $214.10
    $75.00
    $156.72



    Alternator, explorer, mountaineer, 130 amp, 4.0l

    95-96
    $71.36

    $71.36

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