2006 Ford Explorer died and won't start back up

Chris Piper

Asked by Mar 07, 2015 at 05:20 AM about the 2006 Ford Explorer XLS V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was driving my 2006 Ford Explorer last night and as I was stepping on the gas, it
wouldn't accelerate and slowed down and died. It wouldn't start even though it was
cranking just fine. When I try to start it, The check engine light and oil light come on. Not
sure if they normally come on until it starts or not. Then in says "Check Charging
System." Any ideas? Kind of upset since I have only had it for less than 2 months.

2 Answers


My car did this exact thing to me about a year ago, I was driving down the road and it just died on me, when it wouldn't restart I had to jump it repeatedly until I could reach my house. It was the alternator, I let the problem go on too long and it eventually took out the starter as well. In my opinion you should check: BATTERY, ALTERNATOR, STARTER.

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If the alternator is bad the vehicle will fire off the battery until unable to supply the voltage to fire the plugs. Try jump starting. If it starts, check the voltage from the alternator. Less than 14 volts and it is bad.

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