I have a 2004 Ford explorer that is completely dead not power anything?

Asked by Mar 15, 2017 at 09:01 AM about the 2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just replaced with a new battery and alternator a couple of months ago. Lately,
I get in truck and I get this clicking in the dashboard, and the engine won't start.
everything lights up, cd player makes this moving sound then stops, I try again
to start sometimes it turns over sometimes not. Today I got in truck its
completely powerless nothing. Is this a starter or electrical problem?

8 Answers

75,585

Well it sounds like the battery is worn down, low on charge, you may have a bad alternator going on, or some bad battery cables or connections. Check the battery connections, may have to clean them up, and have the charging system checked.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

The Batttery is basically new , got alternator same day, cause that blew up old battery. I called my local repair shop and told them what you had suggested to look for. Ok! Problem solved now! I called AAA to pick truck up to tow to my local repair shop, and the guy asked me what the problem was, I told him no power he popped the hood, we looked at battery and he said your cable is coming out, no connetion thats why! He opened up and repositioned cable and tighten up. All power back! YEA! Thanks anyway for your advice! AAA tow man to my rescue! :)

75,585

I did mention bad battery connections, all you would have to do is look.

Best Answer Mark helpful
75,585

Thanks man, have a great day!

75,585

Your a doll, have a great week!

75,585

Also that battery cable you are talking about should be changed out. Those types of clamps are just band-aids. On a new cable you would not see any wires sticking out at all.

Thank you! You as well!

ok! Will do new cables. Thanks!

Your Answer

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 1,694 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $3,985.

Postal Code:

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    11,240
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,430
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,590
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
121 Great Deals out of 3,968 listings starting at $2,699
Used Ford Expedition
17 Great Deals out of 381 listings starting at $3,871
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
7 Great Deals out of 804 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford F-150
663 Great Deals out of 13,658 listings starting at $3,000
Used Dodge Durango
198 Great Deals out of 1,187 listings starting at $4,500
Used Toyota Highlander
28 Great Deals out of 801 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Escape
199 Great Deals out of 6,175 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota 4Runner
4 Great Deals out of 601 listings starting at $3,990
Used Honda Pilot
20 Great Deals out of 671 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Pathfinder
19 Great Deals out of 1,048 listings starting at $1,900
Used GMC Yukon
9 Great Deals out of 950 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
5 Great Deals out of 64 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Explorer For Sale
32 listings starting at $44,799
2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 877 listings starting at $31,990
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 148 listings starting at $23,500
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 149 listings starting at $21,988
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 149 listings starting at $13,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.