I have a 2005 Ford Explorer and a few days ago it wouldn't start, it just clicked and the lights flashed. I put it on a charger overnight and it started right up. I took it to Autozone and he tested the starter, alternator and battery and said everything was green. It was fine until yesterday when I started it up and it ran a self test and gave me:
Ignition Key B
Serial # 00075194
Part # 4L2T-10849-CK
Diagnostic Trouble Code : 9318,9352 and D900
I looked through my manuals and can't find anything with codes. My friend says batteries don't last long in Florida, I have only been here a year from Michigan. I bought the truck in 2008 and have never replaced the battery. The guy at Autozone was reluctant to sell me a battery because he didn't think I needed one. I feel like such a girl......but does anyone have any advise? I have never had any problems with this vehicle.
Thanks to anyone who can help!!
My 94 explorer battery lasted 10 years until I moved from Connecticut to Florida in late 2003. The battery was replaced in 2004 and again in 2009. I expect it will be replaced again in two years. If you go to Advance Auto they will sell you a battery, replace your battery and dispose of your old battery, all for the price of a new battery. It also appears my 1999 Ford Taurus is on a 5 year battery replacement cycle. It's battery was replaced in 2004 and again in 2009. The folks at Advance Auto told me I am lucky to have batteries last 5 years.
Today I replaced the battery in my 94 Explorer. The battery, installed in 2009, lasted 3 years. I noticed a slight starter hesitation when starting twice on Friday. Saturday afternoon I thought I would see how it started and all I got was a few clicks of the starter solenoid. Checked the battery voltage = 12.8 volts. When running after a jump start the alternator was producing 14.3 volts. Checked battery drain rate with engine off and got .034 volts. Left the hot cable disconnected and the ground cable connected overnight. The next day the battery was dead. Evidently an internal short within a very heat soaked Florida battery, time for a replacement. New battery and the truck is acting young again
I have an 2005 Explorer. It died while driving last week. Tried starting it, got clicks. Tried jumping it, got clicks. Towed it home. Had battery tested, tested bad. Replaced battery with new one today. Turned key........got clicks. Any help? Oh, got the 9318, 9325, and D900 diag. codes as well as 5284. I know those first three deal with some sort of cluster and the last one some type of oil press. switch.
Are you getting "clicks" as in a rapid series of clicks, or "clicks" as in a single solid click each time the key is turned to Start?
If a rapid series of clicks, that's indicative of a starter solenoid that is not getting enough current to stay engaged. If this is the case, I'd suggest you confirm the battery cables are in good condition, are clean, and tight on the battery terminals. The cables should be formed cables, not stripped wire with battery clamps that bolt on to the stripped cable. Those are intended for temporary use and have a tendency to allow the copper to corrode and not make a good connection with the cable clamp.
If it's a single solid click, that's indicative of a starter solenoid that is engaging but a starter motor that doesn't spin. You will likely need to replace the starter motor assembly or rebuild it if this is the case.
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