Close
About a 2003 ford explorer
2003 Ford Explorer

About a 2003 ford explorer

(2003 Ford Explorer)
Hi. I have a 2003 ford explorer limited edition. I was driving it a couple weeks ago when the "service engine soon", the battery light and the "hi temp low oil" lights went on. The truck turned off. I gave it a min and turned it on. Turned on like normal. I checked enigine oil and transmisson oil. Both are at the level they should .. did it me again today.... same thing. But now on the message board it say "check charging system" and "low oil pressure". I dont want to takeit to ford they are so expensive. I took it to a local mechanic they cant find whats wrong with it. Help.
What seems to make the problem better or worse? Nothing
How long have you had this problem? 2 weeks. Bought the truck 1 month ago
Tags: ford, explorer
1 answer & 2 comments
Popular Answer
on March 20, 2018
sounds like the alternator is or has failed/failing. normally when the battery light comes on the alternator is not outputting the correct(14.2 VDC) voltage including maintaining the charge on the battery and will drain your battery and stall. the lights will dim,hard to steer,radio quits working,and the more things you turn on(A/C,heat,lights,windows,etc),the faster the battery will drain,and will leave you stranded. message says "check charging system",so take it to a parts store and have the charging system tested(free of charge at most parts stores).no need to go to the dealer for this!
Sign in to reply
on March 21, 2018
Thank you!
on March 21, 2018
you're welcome....
Charging System Diagnosis
$44 - $56 Learn More
on March 20, 2018
sounds like the alternator is or has failed/failing. normally when the battery light comes on the alternator is not outputting the correct(14.2 VDC) voltage including maintaining the charge on the battery and will drain your battery and stall. the lights will dim,hard to steer,radio quits working,and the more things you turn on(A/C,heat,lights,windows,etc),the faster the battery will drain,and will leave you stranded. message says "check charging system",so take it to a parts store and have the charging system tested(free of charge at most parts stores).no need to go to the dealer for this!
Sign in to reply
on March 21, 2018
Thank you!
on March 21, 2018
you're welcome....

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
Problem has been getting worse for 6 months. now it wont even start. it actually runs fine when you first put it in...
I got a 2003 explorer driver seat from junkyard. mine is leather with heat. this is cloth. no heat. i dont care about...