2005 Ford Explorer Q&A
2005 Ford Explorer Question: check charging system message
while you are driving under the a load, there may be a low voltage issue with the alternator. at our shop, we do not drive the car but maybe someone has to drive and monitor the voltage. Roy - mastertech6371
Try to turn on as much consumers as possible while driving, A/C, defroster, stereo, lights, etc.. and see if the message will comes on. If does, that means the charging voltage is insufficient. Zee - ZeeTech
It may be several different things? Just because the alternator is charging it may not be charging enough to keep the light off? Also, most ford alternator have a single wire that sends a signal to the dash to let it knows how much it charging. It may be a faulty alternator, bad connection at alternator or broken wire? Its might be best to have the vehicle look at the dealership so they can trace the problem? I would hate to see you put a $300 alternator on and doesn't fix the problem? - candaautomotive
My 2002 Explorer EB 4.6L/V8 was running fine. I took my vehicle in for recall repairs. The dealer kept it for 3 weeks. When I got it back, the instrument panel went crazy, lights flashing,message ...