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I've got a 2002 Ford Explorer and just bought a new battery two days ago and today when i shut the car off it wouldn't even crank. The theft light was flickering and also when I opened the hood by the fuse box panel there was also the same flickering noise.The car is not cranking but when I get a jump with another battery the car starts right away? What can the problem be?

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Check the battery voltage, should be more than 12.6 volts with engine off, and at least 14volts with running engine. If is less than 12.6 V then you have to replace the battery. A voltage less then 14V with running engine, indicates problems in charging system, and you might need a new alternator. If you have good battery and alternator, then you have to scan the codes, and turn the security light off. Sometimes disconnecting the battery for 30 minutes clears the code. Hope this might help.

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