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only seems to surge when going on slight uphills

Last few months loud metalic noise like brake caliper or something like it is loose and catching the wheel during rotation and is bangingaround . It has become worse and more freaquent but brakes work fine although the noise stops when brakes are applied then intermitantly starts again

I hear a clicking noise and cold air blows out when i turn the heat on.

I got this explorer a few weeks ago and I replaced the battery and alternater and battery cables and the check charging system is dinging like crazy but the battery stays charged the lights dont dim and the gauge stays right where it should be I can't figure out why I took it to the dealership and it all tests normal I have no idea whats going on

I'm on here just looking to make sure there's no stupid other reasons for what seems like a alternator failure but aren't b4 I go grab one and put it in. The reason I have a small concern is it is intermittently working and when it does work it works perfectly. Goes from flat line on dash voltage meter to above half way instantly. Saturday night when leaving gas station I noticed the voltage notification and voltage meter dropping. I killed everything I could but my headlights and hopped on the highway and kept the RPM's as high as I could and made it home no problem with a few intermittent charges out of the alternator. Last night (Mon.)I went out for a short drive honestly I had forgotten about it. Hardly made it back home headlights super dim and as I pulled into my apartment complex the alternator kicked back on headlights dash lights got instantly bright and the gauge was right back where it's supposed to be. So I sat in the truck for about 10 minutes warming up because I didn't have the heat on prior to that and wanted to see what it would end up doing also I was trying to scan for codes but I was not getting any. Then all the sudden it stopped working and Battery started dying immediately. I shut the truck off and new the battery would come back to life overnight. I just went for another short drive probably even shorter within minutes the Volt meter on dash was bottomed out. But once again right before I pulled in my apartment it went on and stayed on for about five minutes so I took advantage and let it charge the battery as soon as it just stopped working I shut the truck down. I saw someone say this is a $300 alternator ? Find that hard to believe but if that's true I definitely want to rule out any other possibilities. It's definitely not the wire that is telling the voltage meter what to say because it's very obvious it's reading correctly. I have a pretty good understanding of basic mechanics like this. But with these new hours you could tell I'm older. It could be some stupid Center or something telling it to kick off possibly I don't know? But yes if you do have a alternator problem. Your driving distance is going to be very limited before the truck dies. Like other said power down everything possible. Like just now I had strictly basic headlights on no driving lights and that was it. That will get you farther and possibly home or to a safe place then if you kept driving lights on radio on heater air conditioner every little part helps. So if anybody has had a similar situation replace the alternator just to find out it wasn't the alternator please respond. My battery is new and these are Monster batteries I know it's not that.

I just need more time to save money for repair but only truck I have to drive

I don't want to break anything by prying on the switches.

My 05 4.0 explorer seems to always run cold,,, not hot but cold.. temp shows below normal range regardless of outside temp, driving distance and or while towing. I do have heat, however the air only comes out of the defrost vents no matter where the selector knob is placed.

I have a 2005 ford explorer. I started loosing oil pressure, so we took off the oil pan to see what was going on. There was plastic chunks in it. I have been told they are the timing chain guides. What I need to know is, what all will I have to replace inorder to fix my explorer?? I just want to get it fixed enough to make it to a dealership and trade it off. Please someone help me out here

Trouble code p0193 comes up and I need to know how to fix and dies it have anything to do with vacuums when my a/c won't switch to just vents instead of defrost and vents

I'm replacing the accumulator and orifice tube.

I usually turn it off. Anyone else. Of course this has to happen ever time I start this junker clunker. Wish I'd take the cash for clunkers on this piece