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#175 of 269 Battery problem with my 1999 Explorer
Feb 12, 2009 (4:15 pm)
My 1999 Ford Explorer is draining battery. The battery will charge just fine and it will start again. Even if you turn the car off after you jump it, it would start right away. After 4 hours of not running, it will drain the battery again. I do not see any symptoms with the car other than the battery draining with it sits. I remember this problem with my other 1997 Explorer and the mechanic bought some parts and went under the car and replaced something under by the oil drainage. He did not open the hood, he just went under but I do not remember what it was.
Any help would be appreciated.
#177 of 269 Replacing battery terminal (Ground)
Jul 02, 2009 (11:42 am)
I have a 2002 Explorer and I'm changing the battery terminal. I purchased a universal. It does not fit because of the plastic tray that's over the battery post. Can I take that off (it's also on the positive side as well) to make it fit....and why would the ground wire spark when I'm trying to hook things back up? I see a set of ground wires..there are 2--i had to cut the plastic off to expose more wire...do they still need to be separated? Also, when I touch the ground wire to the new terminal, the lights flash and I hear a click as well as some sparks. I don't have anyone with mechanical knowledge available in the neighborhood at the moment and I really need to get this done...I have no other transportation...Thanks!
#179 of 269 2000 eddie bauer electrical question
Jun 04, 2009 (9:19 pm)
I took my rig into the car wash tonight and when we came out to leave i turned my headlights on and the display light on my radio goes off and the radio still works just fine.. but when i turned off my headlight the display light for my clock popped back on like normal. What could be causing this issue.
Thanks for any help at all.....
#180 of 269 Re: 2000 eddie bauer electrical question [blondbarnbratt]
Jul 20, 2009 (5:57 pm)
I have a 2005 Ford Explorer Limited and although I wasn't in a carwash, I had the exact problem with my headlights and display console.
I don't have a resolution yet but I did unplug my battery for a good 20 or so minutes (to have it tested) and when I plugged it back in, everything went back to normal.
#182 of 269 2002 Ford Explorer Electric Seats Blow a FUSE
Jul 24, 2009 (8:28 pm)
I recently purchased a 2002 Ford Explorer.
So far.... OK
However, I have had it less then 3 weeks and have had to change the fuse for the electric seats 3 times.
Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do to prevent this??
Thanks in advance!!
#184 of 269 system not charging
Jul 19, 2010 (10:06 pm)
Hey, I have a 2000 explorer sport that is not charging. I replaced the battery and the alternator. Is there something between the alt and the battery like a fuse or relay? Could it be the voltage regulator? How can I test that without purchasing a new one?
Thanks for the help.