I have a 2002 ford explorer. I i got back in my truck wouldnt turn over or start. Couldnt even turn on hazard lites. I jumped it and it took a little longer than usual but was able to get runnin.

Asked by Jul 21, 2015 at 06:17 PM about the 2002 Ford Explorer

Question type: General

When i tried to turn back on had the
same problem with it needing a jump.
It wont stay charged.

5 Answers

When i cut the truck off i need to jump to get back running. Ive seen the negative cable is kind of corroded. So is it battery issue? The battery is about year old. Or alternator or stater?

You have the answer in your question. Corrosion on a battery cable terminal prevents good contact. You can use a wire brush, baking soda and water, or both on it. Then I have a feeling you will be back on the road

Best Answer Mark helpful

The corrosion does not indicate a battery problem. But prevention is spray-on aerosol products, or plain old Vaseline works. AFTER it's clean and tight


Thank u

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